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Old 11-20-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- A daily puff of a compound like marijuana, the plant blamed for ruining potheads' recall, might help maintain memory in old age, researchers who tried it on rats reported today at a neuroscience meeting.
So, it's wine and pot to ward off traditional old-age ailments and stay sharp and healthy. Well, if science says so, who am I to disagree.

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Old 11-20-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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I'm familiar with wine, but never smoked pot. That would get you fired.

So I'm halfway there.
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What was that Woody Allen movie where he woke up after being in hibernation for years and everything that previously was bad is now good?
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What was that Woody Allen movie where he woke up after being in hibernation for years and everything that previously was bad is now good?
"Sleeper"

Sleeper (1973) - Memorable quotes

Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called "wheat germ, organic honey and tiger's milk."
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.
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If second hand pot is half as effective, I should be good to go, well into old age. The frugal way to better health.

To-do list, today's item #7: spend a few minutes at that bench where nearby lurkers don't seem to realize I can smell it and inhale. Which way is the wind blowing today? Ahhh.
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Hmm wheres HFWR
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Hmm wheres HFWR
Maintaining my ,uh, what were we talking about?
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from the article...

"Heavy Marijuana Use Hurts
The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse says heavy marijuana smoking damages short-term recall and hastens age- related destruction of neurons in the brain's hippocampus responsible for memory, according to the agency's Web site."

define heavy...
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"Heavy Marijuana Use Hurts
The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse says heavy marijuana smoking damages short-term recall and hastens age- related destruction of neurons in the brain's hippocampus responsible for memory, according to the agency's Web site."

define heavy...
What if you smoke light marijuana?
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What if you smoke light marijuana?
i can't help ya out there, i don't go there.
but we should ask the rats how they feel about having their brains dissected.
at least they had fun before they gave their bodies to science.
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