What are the chances an intelligent alien would have cannabinoid receptors?
yep, I wanna get stoned with an alien.
Answer by A Cat.
its completely impossible to say because we don’t have any information about evolution on extraterrestrial planets. Without a baseline to work from, its all conjecture.
Answer by Lefty
It is said that in a distant galaxy, the stars and dust spiral around a giant ball of cannabis. Every planet is made of compacted cannabis, and every alien smokes it up all day,, every day. If we can ever get there, you can smoke it up with them and drink beer all day
Is it possible for the cannabinoid receptors to overload and What would happen if they did?
Answer by Gary D
You act high, pass out, get taken to the hospital, get reported to law enforcement, Child protective service puts you in observation. You get expelled from school, become a bum on the streets, get pregnant.
It’s not pretty.
Answer by Mathew
It dosen’t work like how your describing it, the receptors do no overload. You would overdose from the THC.
According to which US Government authority you want to believe, the lethal dose of marijuana is either about one-third your body weight, or about 1,500 pounds, consumed all at once.
Hope this helps,
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If we have cannabinoid receptors why would anything with TCH in it be illegal?
I don’t smoke or anything, but i poke around on the internet a lot and i had a weird thought after reading the wikipedia page on Tetrahydrocannabinol. Maybe people with cannabinoid receptors could tell if TCH was in something, and avoid it, then live to pass on their genes.
Are the cannabinoid receptors supposed to tell us that something is bad? Like as a defense or something?
Why would we have receptors for specific chemicals? It just seems too specific.
Answer by reen_key23
You have no idea [and I didn't either until recently in pharmacy school] that there are a truckloadddd of receptors in the body including cannabinoid receptors. It’s the stimulation of these receptors by drugs like THC that cause a variety of effects. The reason why things like THC and THC-containing drugs incluidng marijuana are illegal because the stimulation of these cannabinoid [CB] receptors induces a depressant effect or that high feeling that people enjoy. This can become abused and since the process by which the sedation occurs is through a mechanism that inhibits neurotransmitter release and delays the depolarization of neurons, it can be detrimental to our body. They also have no FDA approved indications so they aren’t available for therapeutic use. But yeah, all in all, our body is terribly specific with everything. And yes, we do have endogenous cannabinoids too which is why the receptor is there.
Answer by SurferGirl
The receptors that are present in our body are for substances that naturally occur in our body. They serve varying roles. The reason that substances become addictive is that when we overload our system with these naturally occurring chemicals by taking them externally, our body needs less receptors to respond to the chemicals. Some receptors will disappear, you then need more of the external chemical to get the same response.
The reason that some substances are banned is because of the addictive affects (or money/drug companies/government). Not all drugs are equally addictive. We don’t have receptors for all the chemicals in this world, but the ones that end up becoming drugs are ones that we do have receptors for.
Answer by Brugg
Names of receptors on and in cells are usually often named after compound(s) that bind it strongly. Note that this has no bearing on:
1) What is the receptor originally supposed to bind in the human body naturally.
2) Whether another compound out there will bind it with higher affinity. It may exist but the binding affinity hasn’t been discovered.
In short, we don’t have receptors for specific chemicals. Just as your tongue can taste sweetness, the receptor does not bind sugar. Instead it binds molecules of similar conformation and shape.
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Would using a vaporizer higher your tolerance of THC?
I wanna get a vaporizer but when I start steady using it will I be more tolerant and less likely to get high off a blunt or bong? Someone explain plz
inb4 smokings bad.
Answer by nick m
its the same with every drug after a while your body will become tolerant to the drug and it will be harder to ge high. using a vaporizer would just speed up the process.
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Would you buy this Lab-Grade Marijuana Vaporizer?
I am what you could loosely call a chemist, homemade stuff, lab equipment but no lab (hint hint).
I made a vaporizer for vaporizing and cooling marijuana to make a 100% all time best high. Its made out of Pyrex lab equipment and is the exact same setup used in the FDA labs to test marijuana.
I just got finished pricing up the whole set, seeing how much it would cost, out of curiosity…..I could make and package it for .65!
My question is would you buy a lab-grade vaporizer set, everything included except the obvious herb, for about -?
Its not a simgle piece of machinery, its standard lab equipment used the correct way.
And i am a chemist, i just use my lab equipment to do other stuff, my main specialty is binary explosives
Answer by PatsFan09
You probably can’t buy it because the exact reason you want to. It creates a better high. And if FDA uses it to test there is no where in hell you could get it.
And don’t call yourself a chemist. Your a fuc*king addict dude.
Answer by Ralph G
Maybe. Does it have a warranty? What would it cover — broken glass? Is repair free? (Vaporbrothers does free repair for up to 2 years on their new units!)
There are a lot of vaporizers out there, and a lot of them can not stand up to being used 30 days after you buy them. I would only buy it if it worked like you say AND had a good waranty since I can get those two things already.
Marijuana versus Aspirin. If both were legal which would you choose?
(All of this from an article written almost 2 years ago)
When Bayer introduced aspirin in 1899, cannabis was America’s number one painkiller. Until marijuana prohibition began in 1937, the US Pharmacopoeia listed cannabis as the primary medicine for over 100 diseases. Cannabis was such an effective analgesic that the American Medical Association (AMA) argued against prohibition on behalf of medical progress. Since the herb is extremely potent and essentially non-toxic, the AMA considered it a potential wonder drug.
Instead, the invention of aspirin gave birth to the modern pharmaceutical industry and Americans switched away from cannabis in the name of “progress.” But was it really progress? There can be no doubt that aspirin has a long history as the drug of choice for the self-treatment of migraines, arthritis, and other chronic pain. It is cheap and effective. But is it as safe as cannabis?
-Marijuana has been used for over 5,000 years.
-No one has ever overdosed on marijuana.
-Aspirin has been used for 108 years.
-Approximately 500 people die every year by taking aspirin
-Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, meaning the US government believes it is extremely dangerous, highly addictive, and of no medical value.
-Aspirin is available for pennies and can be purchased by children at any drug, grocery, or convenience store. Often they are just handed out free by people with no medical education.
Marijuana side effects and dangers:
-The dangers of marijuana include possible respiratory problems caused by the deposition of burnt plant material on the lungs. This danger can be eliminated with alternate forms of consumption such as eating or vaporizing the medicine.
-For two to four hours, marijuana causes short-term memory loss, a slight reduction in reaction time, and a reduction in cognitive ability. These conditions DO NOT persist after the herb wears off.
-0 Mortality Rate
Aspirin side effects and dangers:
-When taken with alcohol, aspirin can cause stomach bleeding.
-Reye Syndrome in children: fat begins to develop around the liver and other organs of the child, eventually putting severe pressure on the brain. Death is common within a few days.
-People with hemophilia can die.
-People with hyperthyroidism suffer elevated T4 levels.
-Stomach problems include dyspepsia, heartburn, upset stomach, stomach ulcers with gross bleeding, and internal bleeding leading to anemia.
-Dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, vertigo, vision disturbances, and headaches.
-Irreversible liver damage
-Inflamation and gradual destruction of the kidneys
-Nausea and vomiting
-Dyspepsia: a gnawing or burning stomach pain accompanied by bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and burping.
-Tachypnea: Abnormally fast breathing
-Respiratory Alkalosis: a condition where the amount of carbon dioxide found in the blood drops to a level below normal range brought on by abnormally fast breathing.
-Cerebral Edema: Water accumulates on the brain. Symptoms include headaches, decreased level of consciousness, loss of eyesight, hallucinations, psychotic behavior, memory loss and coma. If left untreated, it can lead to death.
-Hallucinations, confusion, and seizure.
-Prolonged bleeding after operations or post-trauma for up to 10 days after last aspirin.
-Aspirin can interact with some other drugs, such as diabetes medication. Aspirin changes the way the body handles these drugs and can lead to a drug overdose and death.
-It is used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains.
-Used as an antipyretic to reduce fever.
-Used as an anti-inflammatory medication.
-Aspirin is used in long-term, low doses to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk for developing blood clots.
-It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue.
-For 50-year-old men, taking an aspirin every day to prevent heart disease and stroke carries a risk of 10.4 deaths per 100,000 men per year over and above their overall death risk.
If you think that cannabis is actually safer than aspirin, you are not alone. In October 2000, Dr. Leslie Iversen of the Oxford University Department of Pharmacology said the same thing.
In her book, ‘The Science of Marijuana,’ Dr. Iversen presents the scientific evidence that cannabis is, by-and-large, a safe drug. Dr. Iversen found cannabis had “an impressive record” when compared to tobacco, alcohol, or even aspirin.
“Tetrahydrocannabinol is a very safe drug,” she said. “Even such apparently innocuous medicines as aspirin and related steroidal anti-inflammatory compunds are not safe.”
So if safety is your concern, cannabis is clearly a much better choice than aspirin. If you eat it or vaporize it, it just might be the safest painkiller the world has ever known.
A lie? No I don’t want to get high. I want Medical Marijuana. (No not Marijuana, MEDICAL MARIJAUANA) to be legal under Federal Law. Please prove to me how any of this is a lie and I will listen.
Answer by A. D
I use marijuana and hardly ever take aspirin.
I have back pain from when I broke it in a car accident and I also have MAJOR anxiety–it helps me.
I wish that they would make it legal!
Answer by Mike Rothstein
as this other dude said, weed. whenever im in pain or even if im sick i smoke weed. its the best medicine. it breaks fevers instantly.
Answer by darryl l
I don’t think smoking pot is safer than asperin just on the fact the tar and crap when you smoke it, other than that it’s pritty harmless I have no idea why it’s illegal. Asperin be safer I think doesn’t really kill pain much, but I hear it’s good for your heart ppl take asperin have a less chance of stroke or heart attacks.
Is it safe to use a European 220v Volcano Vaporizer in America? How would this be accomplished?
I purchased a 220v European volcano vaporizer (it was a steal) and I want to use it long term in the good old 110v USA. Is this feasible/safe? I know the voltage has to be converted but I don’t know the wattage of the volcano or if it’s frequency is different, or even an issue at all. Anyone with some electrical know-how have any advice?
Answer by classicsat
All you need is a converter transformer that is rated about 20% larger than the label on the device.
Frequency should not matter.
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