They Call It a Scientific Breakthrough

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago Science
http://theweek.com/article/index/213884/marijuana-without-the-high-a-painkiller-breakthrough

Damn scientists..
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Female 383
WHY would you do that?
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Male 17
I dont know about you guys but I smoke to get high, not for the flavor or anything.
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Male 559
brilliant
and pfulhouse- troll harder
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Male 3,842
That`s like decaf coffee and non-alcoholic beer.
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Male 1,595
I`m actually for this.
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Male 5,608
"What do they do with the leftover foggy and paranoid?"
They send it to Iran.
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Male 371
Poor California.

Poor, poor California.

So sad.
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Male 15,832
What do they do with the leftover foggy and paranoid?
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Male 589
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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Male 626
It`s never made me paranoid. I didn`t even know it could do that..
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Male 25,416
well if it works it works
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Female 838
So about those pills... we`ve had them in Canada for YEARS. Still have medical MJ and there is plenty of smoke to go around.
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Male 812
Others might call it blasphemy..
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Male 328
@chimmeychang

What makes you think that it`s just the high that numbs the pain? You have absolutely no data whatsoever to back that up. Also, your claim that only religious people think it`s immoral to get high has absolutely no credibility whatsoever. I know for a fact that my own mother, who is very much an Atheist in every sense of the word, is extremely against using any kind of mind-altering substance for recreational purposes. And yes, that includes caffeine. Oh, and she has a nursing degree, and so is very much a scientific person who is very comfortable dealing with drugs and other medicines on a daily basis.

Personally, I enjoy smoking marijuana myself and I believe it should be legalized. Which is probably the reason why I can not stand the spreading of misinformation about marijuana. That goes for both sides of the argument.
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Male 2,384
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!1
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Female 7,838
I agree with others here. if they can remove the spaciness from weed then why not with others? There is a real need for effective pain meds with no dopiness attached.
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Male 2,419
what next? morphine that causes pain?
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Female 154
If this is true it would be amazing for people like me that suffer from chronic pain but still have to be functional. I have a child to take care of and refuse to attempt it while high on pain medicine so I suffer all day until my husband gets home from work.
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Male 311
lol, potheads` argument = null
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Male 532
"Now they need to create a strain without the paranoia. Who`s with me?"

Nobody, everybody`s out to get you.
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Female 119
pharmaceutical companies just can`t stand that they do not have a monopoly on marijuana. I hate to imagine all the additives they would put in their pills. Why do they care if this produces a High? If that`s the case then why not `fix` all the other stupid pills they make? How many people do you know that abuse Oxycontin or xanax? Why do they? Because they like the feeling they get. EXACT same reason some people smoke weed.
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Male 105
I`m willing to bet this doesn`t actually work, and will be proved not to work at all on sufferers of MS, arthritis or conjunctivitis. More pointless and boring drugs from official sources. Legalise both this and proper weed and be done with it. Although I`m betting legalising proper weed will cancel out the need for this.

Also, if this is legalised it will be an absolute hypocracy. If this is legalised then it means the law is in place only because "Getting high is wrong" which is bullpoo as pointed out by NitroJunkie.
It`s my body, quite frankly, mine, nobody elses, just mine and I`ll do whatever the hell I want as long as I`m not causing harm to your body!
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Male 15
nooooo this is not true ahhh
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Male 1,623
This will just feed the conservatrolls. They are trolls, right? They can`t be serious about all that sh*t?
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Male 1,312
Well that`s no fun. I would like to smoke crack but just so I can destroy my body, I don`t want to be high.
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Female 290
WHAT? What a terrible idea.
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Male 684
uhh, pot doesn`t dull or numb pain...it just makes you not care so much that it hurts. Taking away the "high" would render it almost completely ineffective. Also let me point out that the only people that think its immoral to get "high" are religious folk, and most of my friends with degrees in the sciences advocate the use of marijuana. Also, it works very similarly to most of the commercial anti depressants on the market by regulating dopamine without as many side effect like increasing the likelihood of suicide, and could easily replace most of those on the maket.I`m looking at you prozac, you were meant to be a heart medication but you didn`t work, and that lab didn`t want to call you a loss. Also, the people that think pot is immoral are likely to think the world is a decent place, and have no concept of reality beyond what they choose to believe, which probably involve some magical invisible being telling them what to do.
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Male 758
@notthatbored-
You mean, like nearly every other painkiller? Not to mention that they`re all potentially seriously addictive. When I can`t smoke my pot, I don`t go through any withdrawals or get irritable. Just...sober.

And so f-cking what if we like it because it gets us high? What about ANYTHING we consume that alters our base-line normal minds? What about coffee? Or anything caffeinated, for that matter? How about cigarettes? Alcohol, chocolate, anything spicy...so what? What`s your argument for that? Yes, it gets us high. We like it. Tons of other things exist that get us `high`, so why is marijuana so bad? It`s one of the most harmless things on this planet. And, one of the most useful.
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Male 260
Hmmm, suddenly there is a shortage of people lining up at Dr. offices claiming that they need a legal marijuana smoking permit
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Male 14,330
The most pointless science project ever!!!!!
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Male 5
Now they need to create a strain without the paranoia. Who`s with me?
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Male 950
blasphemy
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Male 977
For every non-high plant you grow. I will grow 100 high plants. Eat D I C K scientists!
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Male 2,332
Luckily this doesn`t affect anything where I live, but I also want to mention that IAB smoking paraphernalia is a GREAT IDEA :p
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Male 131
They know that marijuana is perfectly good for medicinal use and does less harm than alcohol, cigarettes and many other drugs (they say it isn`t, but they know it is), that means the only reason they ban cannabis is because
1. It gets you high.
2. If you smoke it everyday you could get negative mental effects.
How are they sure that it`s the part that causes these `bad side effects` that leads to paranoia anyway? They don`t mention doing any long term experiments on that!
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Male 2,586
*I`ve invented a lump of pure green!!!"
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Male 18
These guys got psychedelic weed? Dang that just makes me wanna go get high.
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Male 39
this is just dratin annoying.......i hate people like these
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Male 107
That`s cool and all for the people who don`t use marijuana to get high, but what about people who do? I mean, I really hope they don`t end up legalizing that, and keeping freshly grown none tampered with marijuana illegal. I like the psychedelic effects. I don`t want the government F&*$!#@ with my buzz. They already F*&! with enough.
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Female 1,101
So let me get this straight... It`s not a problem if a drug has a negative side effect, like say bleeding from your rectum, but it`s a BIG problem if it gets you high and you like it! Of course!
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Male 2,868
Actually, alibi19, I think the best point the legalization movement has is that no government has presented a shred of evidence that marijuana does anywhere near enough harm to individuals or society to justify its prohibition. It should be obvious to any rational person that marijuana prohibition is FAR more harmful than marijuana itself, which should be enough to conclude that it should not remain illegal.
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Male 3,076
yeah right I`m going to buy a THC pill, I`m going to throw a way my plants that produces THC for free and buy on of your pills... dumb ass wasting money on what we already know -.-
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Female 2,927
damn you! you ruin everything great!
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Male 170
Boo! also, burning mice is not cool.
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Male 39
So.. do these pills kill tumors too?
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Male 73
This is basically a coup de grace to the legalization movement considering "medical application" was one of there best points. Nice try stoners, you put up a great fight.
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Female 133
Boo
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Male 975
"What about people who take it for anxiety or depression?"

That`s why I quit smoking weed. For me it only puts what makes me anxious under a microscope.
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Male 645
Yes, let`s keep spending billions of dollars on the drug war while BIG PHARMA gets richer.
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Male 2,868
"Then IAB could sell IAB logo bongs and roach clips and stuff"

What`s stopping IAB from selling those things as "tobacco paraphernalia?"
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Male 21
TehTy wins this discussion. Now we can all move on.
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Female 386
I find it sooooo funny how peoples opinion suddenly went from "LEGALIZE IT FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED IT AS MEDICINE" to "Well, f*ck, now its no good"
If you wanted marijuana as medicine in the first place, this wouldn`t bother you. Showing that it isnt the reason some people want it legalized.
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Male 904
Ugh. Chemicals controlled by big pharma instead on plants grown by anyone. Good thing the war on drugs is such a farce and no one has to worry about ever not being able to smoke weed if they want.
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Male 725
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Male 758
Ooh hey wait...reverse this so that the plant produces *only* the THC, and none of the other chemicals that don`t do anything.
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Male 758
F-ck!! I was ordered to assassinate these people, but I kinda got high and forgot instead...
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Male 377
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 112
So, a good pain reliever that doesn;t make someone as annoying as fck? Sounds good to me.
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Male 86
well thats no fun :(
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Male 299
@ gogoblez

SWEET! fail a drug test and blame it on the pill!
God HAS answered the prayers
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Male 707
Meh, i`ll stick to regular weed.

"So they`ve basically fcked smokers with prescriptions."

This
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Male 1,931
THC is still the base property of the pain killer. Drug tests screen for THC. I say go for it!
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Female 423
Btw, is anyone informed enough on the subject to respond to AkunekoRai question? It would be interesting to know the importance of the effects the buzz has on depression/anxiety patients.
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Male 55
youre both wrong. cannabis is a psychoactive.

"Narcotic-An addictive drug, such as opium, that reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor. Natural and synthetic narcotics are used in medicine to control pain."

cannabis is not addictive, though it does have pain relieving qualities.
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Male 773
`Then IAB could sell IAB logo bongs and roach clips and stuff`

Customer, right here. Pick me, pick me. I don`t even smoke anymore, keeping clean to join the military, but FUUUUUUUCK, I wanna IAB bong. Yes, I`m a slave to the market. But I wanna be a slave to the market witha MOTHERFACKING IAB BONG.
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Male 4,793
OH COME ON!!! i don`t even smoke weed and i don`t want them to do this.
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Female 423
So they`ve basically fcked smokers with prescriptions.
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Male 773
`Marijuana is not a narcotic. It`s a psychedelic.`

Wrong. waait... `13-17`

Oh, makes sense now. Actually smoke some before you try to label it. I suppose you`re the kind who only see how movies play it out, where they take a hit and suddenly the sky turns pink, and big bright flowers appear for clouds, right?
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Male 958
drat THAT poo.
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Male 55
alot of you sound like ignorant self-righteous fools. you probably sucked your uninformed opinions from the teat of the DARE program.
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Female 192
Marijuana is not a narcotic. It`s a psychedelic. Big difference there, buddy.
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Female 42
What about people who take it for anxiety or depression?
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Male 7,585
gerry, IAB could sell those things now.
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Male 37,910

Why don`t they just legalize it so we can stop finding ways around the law to get it?

Then IAB could sell IAB logo bongs and roach clips and stuff
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Male 2,868
Weed without fogginess and paranoia? No thanks. Besides, does it still stimulate the appetite? `Cause that`s pretty important for cancer patients.
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Male 633
hey that`s great! perfect news for people who smoke to relieve pain. I however, smoke to enjoy myself, so i`ll stick to my psychotropic weed thank you very much :)
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Male 17
What I find really stupid about this is that doctors are actually willing to prescribe "medical marijuana" for pain rather then treat the problem. Send those idiots to a chiropractor for their fake "back problems" instead of giving them free access to a narcotic. I`m guessing the pill is not gonna do very well since you will not actually be able to get high off of it.
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Male 2,592
No, science! You`re doing it wrong!
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Male 7,585
haha, take that hippies. Lets see how many peoples "back problems" and the like disappear after they make these changes.
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Male 11
I`m happy for it. This should tank recreational use. I dislike hippies and all things associated with them. I`m aware of my bias.
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Male 17
I guess the drug addicts can`t use the old I`m in pain excuse any more so they can get high.
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Male 10,845
I`ll choose pot over the pharmaceutical agenda`s Kool-Aid any day!
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Male 10,845
That`s the pharmaceutical companies for ya.
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Male 15,510
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Female 1,356
i still prefer taking it the traditional way.
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Male 37,910

But it won`t give you the munchies.
Really, that`s mostly what pot`s good for when you are dealing with nausea from chemotherapy and drug combo`s that ruin appetite.

It`s a well known fact that cancer patients go from the chemo ward to the pot dispensary and then to Taco Bell.
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Male 7
watch The Union ppl they have been trying to synthesize THC for years and have already...this is just another chance for the drug companies to make money and further prohibit actual cannabis consumption. drat THE MAN!! Get informed peeps
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Male 2,290
mary jane without the fuzzy feelys inside? drat that. more dope from the man!
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Male 2,290
"focused heat"

aka, blowtorch. Disgusting.
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Male 2,402
@ledgehead
LOL!
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Male 2,344
BUT WHY
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Male 537
This is actually a FANTASTIC idea. It will help to further legalize it. You go get a bit at a dispensary, smoke it, refill with your own stuff.
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Male 633
Doritos stocks tumble on news of "Marijuana without the high: A painkiller breakthrough"
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Male 2,033
If I become a creationist can I still smoke weed to dull my pain? I mean...if I don`t believe in science it doesn`t exist, right?
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Female 407
see how many people want it now..
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Male 634
This is going to piss off a lot of Stoners.
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Male 7,378
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