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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Profitprisons, Pain, and Punchinello


Brain's Marijuana-like Chemicals Postpone Pain

fascinating, 'cause the DEA just a couple days ago busted a bunch of "clinics" and "safehouses" where folks could buy the stuff w/o danger, ripoffs, threat of arrest, etc.

but, of course, America -- land of the unfree -- has been too busy these many decades pigging-out on potsmokers, cloning the prisons and jamming them with non-violent "offenders," and reaping the profits of construction, enforcement, seizure, employment, prison-labor, ad nauseum . . .

. . . far too busy, that is, installing a Climate of Fear across the nation, particularly in lower-class males (gee whatta surprise, eh?) to bother to actually study the substance and discover why millions of people are willing to risk imprisonment in order to experience its palliative effects



http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20050623/hl_hsn/brainsmarijuanalikechemicalspostponepain


Brain's Marijuana-like Chemicals Postpone Pain


Wed Jun 22,11:47 PM ET

WEDNESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long known that the brain has the ability to suspend the pain response in times of injury and great stress, even after traumatic incidents such as gunshot wounds.

Now, a new study in rats suggests marijuana-like neurochemicals called endocannabinoids may be key to this process.

The discovery may lead to a new class of painkillers with fewer side effects than existing pain medications, report researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Their study appears in the June 23 issue of Nature.

"This study shows for the first time that natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain have a link to pain suppression," researcher Daniele Piomelli, a professor of pharmacology and director of the Center for Drug Discovery at the UCI School of Medicine, said in a prepared statement.

Stress can provide a delayed pain reaction in certain situations, an effect called stress-induced analgesia. Previous research has identified two kinds of stress-induced analgesia mechanisms in the body -- opioid and non-opioid. This study is the first to offer evidence that the non-opioid form is produced by cannabinoid compounds.


read that sentence again, troops: now, why would our government/ rulers hysterically cage its own citizenry to force reliance on the very damaging and addictive opiods? when a far-less damaging and addictive replacement is available?

hmm . . . could Money, Power, and Control have anything to do with it? or the desire of certain individuals and groups to ratchet up the Fear Factor across the nation -- especially in its male citizenry?

y'know, a nation of opiate-gobblers, alcoholics, and Zoloft-zombeez feverishly trying to reduce the PTSD of modern life -- their receptor-cells denuded and cranked up to Maximum Sensitivity by cycles of pleasure and withdrawal -- well, that'd make for an awfully submissive and suggestible bunch-o-sheeple . . . a jones-ing Oxycontin refugee, for example, has a Neural Network absolutely tilled and primed for Intervention

yah Burroughs is dead, but the rest of us are still trapped in the Interzone


"If we design chemicals that can tweak the levels of these cannabinoid compounds in the brain, we might be able to boost their normal effects," Piomeilli explained.

"Aside from identifying an important function of these compounds, it provides a template for a new class of pain medications that can possibly replace others shown to have acute side effects," he added.

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They build hospitals and shrines to the diseases they create. Human beings are alone with their secrets. Masked and anonymous. No one truly knows them.

-- the Animal Wrangler, "masked and anonymous"

2 Comments:

  • The majority of drug offenders landing in prisons are NOT passive end-users caught with a spliff or two.

    http://armandt.blogspot.com/2005/06/pot-smokers-overloading-our-prisons.html

    By Blogger Armand, At 2:46 PM  

  • Drugs are just bad, you should try to use Herbal Alternatives as a temporary replacement to loose the dependance!

    By Anonymous Smoke, At 10:23 PM  

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