posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 05:07 PM
Originally posted by chapter29
Pot is not a hallucenigen...unless our 56 year old OP laces his joints, then it's a hallucenigen. Your question is valid, as I smoke it quite a bit
myself, but I NEVER see things that are not there...I might wish that something out of this world would appear, but it has yet to happen.
chapter29, the active compound in marijuana (THC), is a mild/weak hallucinogen. They've just published studies that show THC can cause mental
I'm just very curious to know if he does smoke pot. (Not saying pot is good or bad, I just have a theory.)
I learned about that stuff in pharmacy school. Here's a quote from wikipedia:
Main article: Psychoactive drug
While many drugs clearly fall into the category of either stimulant, depressant, hallucinogen, or antipsychotic, cannabis, containing both THC and
CBD, exhibits a mix of all properties, leaning towards hallucinogen properties due to THC being the primary constituent."
Not saying that all people who smoke pot experience that same mild/weak hallucinogenic effects. And by "hallucinogenic effects" I don't necessarily
mean seeing things that aren't there. There are different types of hallucinogenic effects one can experience.
Thought maybe this would be interesting to some people here. (I believe there are a lot of readers on ATS who do smoke pot, probably most of them.)
[edit on 17-9-2008 by Electro38]