just legalize it already


Cannabis compounds make

females more masculine.


To find out, the team injected newborn rats with a compound that triggers cannabinoid receptors in the brain. They also injected a chemical that allowed them to see cell division in brain tissue.

by New Scientist:

When newborn female rats are given a substance mimicking cannabis, their brains become more masculine – as does their behaviour.

They also found that females had a smaller endocannabinoid system, involving brain receptors that react to cannabis. That correlation made them wonder whether injecting substances that mimicked cannabis would alter the rate of cell proliferation in the amygdala. To find out, the team injected newborn rats with a compound that triggers cannabinoid receptors in the brain. They also injected a chemical that allowed them to see cell division in brain tissue. To find out how these changes affected rats’ behaviour, the team also studied the playing habits of the pups after four weeks.

Without treatment, female rats produced between 30 and 50 per cent more glial cells – which help maintain homeostasis and protect neurons – in the amygdala than males. They also played 30 to 40 per cent less than males. But females that were given cannabinoid compounds had cell proliferation rates and play behaviour similar to those of males.

“Play behaviour is similarly sex-specific in humans,” says McCarthy. “The ultimate goal is now to find out whether the neurological underpinnings of this behaviour, which we are beginning to understand in this study, are similar in humans”.

New Scientist

Hahahahaha. I’ve always said that women who smoke marijuana react differently to certain high emotional situations then women who do not smoke.

Women that smoke are often less emotional and emotionally react similar to men in some situations. Some even go far to say that marijuana helps calm women who suffer from OCD .

Another example of why we need to legalize and profit from mary jane.