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Turning Retarded From Marijuana

Discussion in 'Cannabis' started by Pikerz, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Pikerz

    Pikerz Newbie

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    Feb 20, 2007
    35 y/o
    I used to smoke pot for years when he was a teenager. Every day for probably about 5 years. Since then he got a career and didn't have time to party anymore. Now he is at a point (5 years later) when he goes to smoke with other people, he gets high off of 1-2 hits and turns into a moron. He can't think, can't talk, can't walk, and can't be around other people. All he can do is sit there and be high. Is this just a part of getting older? Is there any way to go back to the way things were and be able for him, to go party and accually smoke with other people?
  2. Pinkavvy

    Pinkavvy Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Jul 3, 2004
    from U.S.A.
    Re: Turning Retarded

    Try differant strains, differant quanities and qualities, differant friends, differant environment, and probably a differant mindset.
  3. Nagognog2

    Nagognog2 Iridium Member

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    Feb 1, 2005
    It may well be that the nature of the experience has changed for SWIM. Perhaps being "retarded" was pleasent during adolescence, and now is not. It happens.
  4. zera

    zera Gold Member

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    Sep 11, 2006
    from Illinois, U.S.A.
    Try taking Piracetam the day You knows he is going to smoke. It is known to boost memory and cognitive performance, is cheap as hell and is not addictive or toxic in the slightest.
  5. doppey

    doppey Silver Member

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    Dec 7, 2005
    from Canada
    It's probably because your used to being tolerant to marijuana. Regular smokers don't get "retarded" because the nature of the effects changes greatly when one uses regularly. If you continue to smoke regularly I would bet that the high goes back to the one you know and love. (Both from his personal experience and that of those around him.)
  6. betsym

    betsym Newbie

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    Jun 4, 2004
    Media Awareness Project

    US NY: Pot May Be Boost To Older Brains
    URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v06/n1421/a04.html
    Newshawk: Larry
    Rate this article Votes: 0
    Webpage: http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/463215p-389669c.html
    Pubdate: Thu, 19 Oct 2006
    Source: New York Daily News (NY)
    Copyright: 2006 Daily News, L.P.
    Contact: voicers@edit.nydailynews.com
    Website: http://www.nydailynews.com/
    Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/295
    Author: Jordan Lite, staff writer
    Note: The study is on line as a five page .pdf file at http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/mpohbp/asap/pdf/mp060066m.pdf
    Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/mmj.htm (Cannabis - Medicinal)
    Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/topics/Alzheimer (Alzheimer's)


    Stoners who spent the 1960s and '70s in a haze could find themselves surprisingly lucid in old age: the marijuana they smoked helps protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new study found.

    Anti-inflammatory compounds in pot deflect the memory loss associated with the illness and could ultimately slow its progression, said psychology Prof. Gary Wenk of Ohio State University.

    Wenk gave old rats - who, like humans, tend to get lost as they age - a synthetic form of marijuana. The ones given the drug found their way through a maze more easily.

    "That's not going to cure Alzheimer's disease, but it's going to help a lot because by reducing inflammation we're going to rescue some neurons - we're going to help you not decay so fast," said Wenk, who presented his findings yesterday at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Atlanta.

    But scientists still need to find a compound that reduces brain inflammation without triggering a high, said Wenk, whose research is funded by the federal government, which has long criminalized marijuana.

    "You can't add a high onto a dementia. You're just going to make the person more impaired," he said.

    The drug was effective in older rats with modest memory impairments, but it's not yet clear when humans would most benefit from taking a nonpsychoactive form of it.

    Grateful Dead-era potheads offer a clue, though.

    "There's this fear as the Baby Boomers get older that there's going to be more and more people with Alzheimer's," Wenk said.

    "It may be we're surprised by the fact that this illicit compound used decades ago might alter how many people get diagnosed."
    MAP posted-by: Elaine

    It seems that You may become "un-retarded" later in life, according to this study.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007
  7. enquirewithin

    enquirewithin Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2004
    from bermuda
    For SWIM MJ is not a party drug-- it makes him all self conscious and, well, retarded! It's more for relaxing at home.
  8. fly-high

    fly-high Newbie

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    Jan 30, 2007
    29 y/o
    I agree with enquirewithin

    after countless attempts to smoke and chill at parties I have found it more enjoyable to get high and relax...maybe catch an I-MAX movie which by the way is another story on its own
  9. Slickinfinity

    Slickinfinity Newbie

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    Jan 7, 2007
    36 y/o
    I have done alot of creative things on greens but I have also done some really retarted things like forget where the bong lighter is but its in SWIM's freaking HAND!! Being really baked and leaving somones house without My shoes and walking a block before realizing it lol.