Summary and opinion by Wendy Anderson.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a condition usually diagnosed in children and can last into adulthood. Symptoms can include hyperactivity, forgetfulness, difficulty paying attention, and lacking organizational/prioritizational skills.
Marijuana and ADHD.
A study done in Berlin, Germany of 30 adult patients with treatment- resistant ADHD showed possible improvements with different types of cannabis flowers. They were showing improved concentration, sleep, and reduced impulsivity.
The patients were given access to the cannabis to use between the years 2012 and 2014. Eight of the 30 still used stimulants along with the cannabis, but 22 were able to use only the cannabis.
This is a very promising study due to the harsh side effects many people report the regular ADHD medications, including (methylphenidate, atomoxetine, and amphetamine or amphetamine derivatives) having.
Roughly 11 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with the disorder and the typical treatment has been the amphetamines or amphetamine derivatives, so if there could be a gentler form of treatment developed we could possibly see less issues for those suffering.
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Marijuana is definitely going mainstream, despite the fact that it's still "illegal", the regulatory enforcement forces are getting relaxed by minute everyday. I was crossing the Canadians borders back to the States the other day, and officer chuckled when he knew I have an Online Smoke Shop business and I called it 421Store (as soon as I don't have the herb itself on me), At some point during the interaction, I felt he almost gonna ask me for a joint.
Anyways, back to what we were talking about. Now, you can use marijuana recreationally in eight states. Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Washington — and the District of Columbia.
Other than recreationally use, there are 21 other states allow the possession and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Tolerance. When you start smoking marijuana and doze off or get paranoid after a couple of hits, your friends recommend you to "build up some tolerance." And you do. In several months (or years, if you do not dive into regular smoking right away) you feel it. You have to smoke more to get high. And you hardly ever get as high as you used to get. Damn you, tolerance.
It is still unclear how cannabis tolerance works in terms of neurobiology. A recently published study suggests that the symptoms we experience may be determined by change in our brain’s ability to release dopamine. The research only describes the reaction of heavy users, people who were treated as ‘dependent on cannabis’ after using marijuana daily for many years. As you probably know, tolerance can be a problem even for someone who recently started smoking regularly, and there is next to no research on this matter.
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