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  Cannabis Puts Females in Mood for Love
Posted by FoM on January 22, 2001 at 19:38:47 PT
By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent  
Source: The Times UK 

medical Cannabis is a potent female aphrodisiac that works by interfering with a “neural love triangle” of bodily chemicals that influence sexual behaviour, scientists have found.

When female rats are given tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient of cannabis and marijuana, they become much more receptive to the sexual attentions of males.

But the drug is bad news for males: it can cause low sperm counts, reduce the size of the testicles and cut levels of the male hormone testosterone.

When female rats are given large doses of the drug they become too intoxicated to perform. In experiments conducted at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, female rats were given doses of pure THC and placed in cages with sexually-active male rats.

The scientists removed the ovaries of the female rats and injected them with replacement female hormones to ensure that natural variations in hormone levels could not affect differences in behaviour.

When the female rats had been dosed with THC they became much more sexually responsive to the males.

The changes in sexual behaviour hinge on the way that THC interacts with progesterone, a female sex hormone, and with dopamine, a chemical neurotransmitter that allows signals to be sent from one neuron to another.

When the team repeated the experiments on female rats treated with drugs to block the brain’s receptors for progesterone and dopamine, THC had no discernible effects on the animals’ sexual behaviour. The results suggest that cannabis forms the third side, with progesterone and dopamine, of a “neural love triangle” that can be a powerful aphrodisiac.

The findings are published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Source: The Times (UK)
Author: Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent
Published: January 23, 2001
Copyright: 2001 Times Newspapers Ltd.

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Comment #9 posted by Uncle-Bob on April 21, 2001 at 11:42:26 PT:

Genises 1:29
The scripture you are referring to is Genises 1:29

"And God went on to say: "Here I have given to you all vegetation bearing seed which is on the surface of the whole earth and every tree on which there is the fruit of a tree bearing seed. To you let it serve as food."
New World Translation.

Jehovah in his wisdom gave us the precious marijuana plant to supply us with food, shelter, medicine, clothing ... how more perfect could that be?


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Comment #8 posted by Dopey on February 22, 2001 at 15:48:39 PT:

Ok so we basically established the fact that woman get horny of weed (my girlfriend seems to anyway, or maybe thats just me!) but what about men? My balls have not shrunk but when i had a cuople of puffs all i think about is sex... It works for men too!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #7 posted by meagain on January 23, 2001 at 04:27:39 PT
No wonder i didn't get her pregnate but she sure got in the mood. geez now we can BAN two synthetic manmade drugs ...Viagra and the Pill !!! Lets go girl !!!

Genesis 1:12 I give you all seed bearing plants and herbs to use.

Don't bother trying to find that exact phrase in the New Testament geee wonder why they changed that scripture in the Bible???

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Comment #6 posted by dddd on January 22, 2001 at 23:28:50 PT
Fatuous Rubbish
I am always stunned when I think about the premise of this type article.
The writers build a story,based upon absolutly slipshod studies,that are nothing more than
hearsay and idiot science.

Those poor young,heathy rats..Brought up in the lap of luxury.No foriegn substances in their systems,nothing but good ol' rat chow,and water......Then,,one day,the guy in the white coat comes in,and injects about a quarter ounce of buds worth of pure THC,,WOW!...The same thing every day for a month.

If a human injected massive doses of THC every day,I have no doubt their balls would shrivel.
And to explain why the females seemed to get horny,,that's easy;;they just wanted to get to the males as soon as possible,before their balls shrivelled up.

If a human was as stoned as those rats,odd behavior would not be suprizing....
.....furthermore,,,smoked marijuana is far different than a THC injection.



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Comment #5 posted by observer on January 22, 2001 at 21:10:12 PT
... Until She Smokes a Reefer!
But the drug is bad news for males: it can cause low sperm counts, reduce the size of the testicles and cut levels of the male hormone testosterone.

Hmmmmm. Not sure how well this mousey animal model translates into man. Never heard of testicle shrinkage due to cannabis consumption. (Though I can hear the reefer-madness prohibitionists claiming that "pot may cause your balls to shrivel!" In the 1970's guys were told they'd grow tits. Any excuse will do.)

When female rats are given large doses of the drug they become too intoxicated to perform.

Ah ha! Now, there another aspect of human behavior that the rat doesn't accurately model! (Exactly how large, anyway? So "large" they were catatonic?)

All this reminds me of an old poster for "Devil's Harvest". I think it was a movie, or play.
It read:

She's a
She Smokes

Cannabis Puts Females in Mood for Love

The headline would have us believe that the research results apply to females in general (specifically human females). Notice how the article and headline are crafted to present exactly that association, to leave the impression that this research proves that your daughters will turn into brazen hussies after a few tokes.

Propaganda theme? Propaganda theme number five --

5. The drug is associated with the corruption of young children, particularly their sexual corruption.
(Themes in Chemical Prohibition, NIDA, 1979, )

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Comment #4 posted by Dan B on January 22, 2001 at 21:01:47 PT:

Sorry--I forgot the citation for that quotation:

Zimmer, L. and Morgan, J. P. Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts. San Francisco: The Lindesmith Center. 1997, 92.

Dan B

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Comment #3 posted by Dan B on January 22, 2001 at 20:57:17 PT:

Since this research studied only the females (according to the description they have given here), what evidence does the Times UK have that "the drug is bad news for males: it can cause low sperm counts, reduce the size of the testicles and cut levels of the male hormone testosterone." They have cited nothing as proof of this statement.

I offer this (anticipatory) counterstatement from Marijuana News, Marijuana Facts:

There is no evidence that marijuana causes infertility in men or women. In animal studies, high doses of THC diminish the production of some sex hormones and can impair reproduction. However, most studies of humans have found that marijuana has no impact on sex hormones. In those studies showing an impact, it is modest, temporary, and of no apparent consequence for reproduction. There is no scientific evidence that marijuana delays adolescent sexual development, has a feminizing effect on males, or a masculinizing effect on females.

Maybe the antis are just jealous because men who smoke marijuana (and share) get all the sexy women (You go, girls!). Hey, antis: have you heard the expression, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em"? It's a sane alternative to waging war.

Dan B

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Comment #2 posted by FoM on January 22, 2001 at 19:54:08 PT
Cannabis the woman's Viagra! LOL!
I knew I'd get a fast response!

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Comment #1 posted by Stripey on January 22, 2001 at 19:42:59 PT
And to think I wasted all that money on white russians and screwdrivers. . .

*to all the ladies, Just kidding. . .*

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