Another weed study with surprising results

As cannabis gains traction with legalisation across the world more and more studies are able to be done that were previously forbidden.

Some are producing surprising results.

Time reports:

Want fewer “Dude, where’s my car?” moments but not ready to give up the weed? A new studypublished in the British Journal of Psychiatrysuggests that variations in the chemical makeup of different strains of marijuana are associated with different levels of cognitive impairment while high.

Tetrahydocannabinol (THC) is commonly recognized as the ingredient in marijuana that causes a “high” in users, but researchers have long known that pot contains other active substances as well. While THC can cause hallucinations and paranoia, another chemical found in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), is believed to be responsible for the calmer, sedating part of the experience. The two chemicals have opposing effects on one of the brain receptors affected by cannabis, the CB1 receptor.

To determine the effect of different levels of CBD, researchers studied 134 cannabis-using volunteers while they smoked their own stash of marijuana, at home. They gave them various cognitive tests, either while wasted or abstinent. Then, they took samples of the pot back to the lab for testing.   Read more »

Get those foreign killers off the road

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After plowing into the locals for years while we stand idly by in fear of losing someone a tourist dollar, there is some movement.  Maybe.

Police may get the power to ban erratic tourist drivers from the roads as concern grows about the number of fatalities involving overseas drivers.

The death of motorcyclist Grant Roberts left two young boys without a father. They have taken a petition to Parliament asking to make it tougher for tourists to drive here.

Mr Roberts was one of two motorcyclists killed when a young Chinese woman lost control of her car.

Christchurch coroner Richard McElrea investigated the accident and has called for police to be given powers to ban drivers who show a “demonstrable lack of ability”.

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is interested in the idea.

“We’re considering all the options that the coroner’s put to us,” he says. “That recommendation in particular I’m interested in and I’ll be talking to the Minister of Police about that one.”

We have to have a better balance where we value the safety of others over the bottom line of tourist operators just a little more.

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Face of the day

Laila

A special kind of stupid

 

Todays face of the day would like you to take this survey to help her determine the future of The Internet Party.

Well actually that is a lie.

I tried to participate and after answering the first question honestly, found myself shut out. The question was whether or not I was an Internet Party or Mana Party Supporter or a member of the Internet Party. When I selected none of these options the survey immediately finished. A one question survey in other words.

I think it is a waste of time personally and that all she is doing is this.

Laila Harre breathing new life into the Internet Party

Laila Harre breathing new life into the Internet Party

 

Laila Harre is yesterday’s news and so is Kim Dotcom’s party.

Yesterday's news, today's Kitty litter

Yesterday’s news, today’s Kitty litter

 

She was never a leader she was always Kim’s employee. For her now to pretend that the party still exists and that she is its leader is a nonsense.

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Laila who?

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 21

10 Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

Friday nightCap

Shot!

Man… these guys are having a good time…

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Today’s Trivia

 

via thisrecording.com

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

 

There’s an ‘opposite’ of hibernation called ‘aestivation’. (source)

 

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