Latest news in Cannabis.

Smoking Weed May Help You See Better in the Dark

Smoking Weed May Help You See Better in the Dark #eyes #vision #MMJ #nightvision

  • A woman with multiple sclerosis who grew cannabis has avoided jail after telling the judge…
  • Growing cannabis legally will be a step closer on Sunday when federal legislation comes into…
  • THC, the drug’s active ingredient, lowers blood pressure, which dilates the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the body.
  • The belief marijuana could improve, not impair, vision goes against conventional wisdom.
  • This leads the blood vessels in the eye to expand and causes redness or bloodshot eyes.

Growing up, you likely learned about a list of veggies, including Vitamin-A rich carrots, that can improve your eyesight, but marijuana probably wasn’t on that list. Now, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute suggest smoking weed may help your night vision by decreasing the eyes’ sensitivity to light.

@CannabisCulture: Smoking Weed May Help You See Better in the Dark #eyes #vision #MMJ #nightvision

Growing up, you likely learned about a list of veggies, including Vitamin-A rich carrots, that can improve your eyesight, but marijuana probably wasn’t on that list. Now, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute suggest smoking weed may help your night vision by decreasing the eyes’ sensitivity to light.

The belief marijuana could improve, not impair, vision goes against conventional wisdom. One of the drug’s key effects on eye health is redness. THC, the drug’s active ingredient, lowers blood pressure, which dilates the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the body. This leads the blood vessels in the eye to expand and causes redness or bloodshot eyes. But researchers found applying a synthetic cannabinoid to eye tissue can make cells more sensitive by increasing the rate they fired to both bright and dim light stimuli.

“Initially you distrust yourself when you see something that goes against widely held ideas, but we tried the experiment so many times, using diverse techniques, and it was a consistent result,” said Ed Ruthazer, senior author of the paper, and a professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, in a statement.

– Read the entire article at Alternet.

Smoking Weed May Help You See Better in the Dark

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.

Subscribe To Personalized Notifications

You are subscribing to jobs matching your current search criteria.

Email Notifications

Email notifications will be sent to you Subscribe

 

Custom RSS Feed

Your personalized RSS Feed is below, copy the address to your RSS reader. Subscribe