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Article 1 Effects More than just Munchies The New York Times January 29 2002 1A molecule known as endogenous cannabinoids or endocannabinoids which is very similar in shape and effect to the active ingredient in marijuana is made naturally by the body to regulate a variety of processes 2Cannabinoids regulate appetite pain and memory hippocampus all of which are affected by marijuana 3Marijuana is only addictive to a small percentage 10-14 of people who use it 4 Doctors are not sure of how the hippocampus uses the endocannabinoids but they suspect that these molecules strengthen the connections between nerve cells thus strengthening memory abilities 5When cannabinoids are abundant everything is marked for memory but overwhelms the brains system resulting in nothing being remembered 6Cannabinoids also tone down the production of neurotransmitters slowing everything down when things seem to be too fast 7Cannabinoids through a complex chain of events activates the dopamine system which puts the user in a good mood 8There have been reports that marijuana users go through a withdrawal syndrome showing signs of an addiction 9Heavy marijuana users who have quit using the drug have reported symptoms of craving decreased appetite sleep difficulty weight loss aggression anger irritability restlessness and strange dreams All of these withdrawal symptoms are similar to those of tobacco smokers Article 2Britain Tests Drugs Based on Marijuana The New York Times Feb18 2002 1Britain is having clinical trials concerning marijuana use as a pain-killing drug 2British doctors could be filling out prescriptions for these cannabis-based drugs as early as 2004 3Canada became the first country to legalize the use of marijuana as a treatment for the chronic illnesses last year 4Britain now plans to offer cannabis-based pills through the National Health Service 5These trials are paid for by the Medical Research Council and supported by the Department of Health and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society 6The trials are set up to evaluate the use of cannabinoids in multiple
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