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NightVision Weed

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posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 08:30 AM
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Ever wonder why scientists spend so much time & cash studying pot??

here's another....

Smoke weed; see in the dark!

We knew it gave people the munchies and made them giggle.

Now researchers claim to have found a new property in cannabis - it helps us see in the dark.

Scientists made their discovery after becoming intrigued by Moroccan fishermen who not only failed to lose their sense of direction after smoking generous amounts of local kif, a mixture of cannabis and tobacco, but seemed to navigate better on dark nights.

Jamaican fishermen have reportedly shown a similar reaction, suggesting that there may be something medically useful in cannabis apart from the pain-deadening properties already spotted by doctors treating cancer patients.

Equipped with a machine for measuring night vision, the researchers headed for the Rif valley (
), the centre of Morocco's flourishing cannabis trade. "High-grade sifted cannabis was mixed with tobacco in a 2:1 ratio and smoked as kif by subjects employing a traditional sebsi pipe," the team write in the latest Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

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maybe the military should use this method







posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 08:46 AM
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But their results backed up claims by the Observer columnist Sue Arnold, who suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and is officially registered blind. She noticed several years ago that drawing on strong Jamaican skunk suddenly and temporarily enabled her to see things clearly.

But Ms Arnold has since warned of side-effects that could impede night-time navigation.

"Only trouble was," she said, "I couldn't stand up."


Hahaha




maybe the military should use this method


Somehow I think giving soldiers carrying automatic weapons and high explosives weed is a bad idea..

Just a thought


AF1

posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 09:21 AM
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This is the best news I've heard all day.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by rwsdakota
Somehow I think giving soldiers carrying automatic weapons and high explosives weed is a bad idea..

Just a thought


LMAO... Yeah, you're probably right about that one. Anyone remember the old black and white video of soldiers on '___' ?

Still a really interesting find. Maybe that explain why my eyes get used to seeing in the dark really quickly.




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