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A New Treatment for Pot Addiction [U.S. Government Moves to Ban it]
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Posted on 07/02/2021 5:54:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A dietary supplement — NAC — is showing promise in helping pot addicts overcome the urge to smoke.

When it comes to substance use disorders, alcohol use takes the greatest toll, both in dollars and health problems.

But marijuana addiction is a growing concern, for a couple of reasons. There may be more users. Pot is now legal in three American states and Canada’s new Liberal government plans to legalize and regulate it.

And the level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is now so high, experts worry pot smoking will have worse consequences in the future, especially for young people, whose brains are still developing. Pot smokers who start in their teens and now smoke daily, have a 25-50 per cent chance of developing addiction.*

Now a popular dietary supplement is being investigated for its ability to curb pot addiction. It’s called NAC — N-acetyl-cysteine. Mike Pond and Maureen Palmer discovered it while making their film, Wasted. Maureen explains how it works.

*Source: Is marijuana addictive?


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: addiction; cannabis; fda; marijuana; nac; nacetylecysteine; pot; potaddiction
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That explains it. N-Acetyl-Cysteine has always been legal an unrestricted. In the last month, the FDA has moved to ban it - it's already not sold on Amazon anymore.

Thanks, Biden.

1 posted on 07/02/2021 5:54:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The THC Levels are outrageous.


2 posted on 07/02/2021 5:56:40 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is The I read in the papers.)
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To: nickcarraway

Cause... It works against covid.


3 posted on 07/02/2021 5:56:52 PM PDT by Openurmind (The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world it leaves to its children. ~ D. Bonhoeffer)
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To: nickcarraway

50% of psychosis and schizophrenia cases are associated with marijuana use.


4 posted on 07/02/2021 5:57:53 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: nickcarraway
FDA Attempts to Stop OTC Sales of N-Acetyle Cysteine, an Adjunctive Treatment for Covid-19
5 posted on 07/02/2021 6:01:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kaehurowing

Pot isn’t a drug, it’s a religion. Pot users feel the same way about pot extreme Muslims feel about Allah. If you insult it, they will go off on you.


6 posted on 07/02/2021 6:02:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kaehurowing

http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/marijuana-mental-illness-violence/

(I thought they always told us that pot was non-addictive...)


7 posted on 07/02/2021 6:02:50 PM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: Jamestown1630

The classic pot from the 1960s/1970s was not addictive. However I read that today’s pot has much much higher THC levels. So all bets are off now.


8 posted on 07/02/2021 6:11:19 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

The Government wants a population of weak-minded, dependent types. Far easier to control than people who can think on their own. All the “thinking” in the future will be done by AI that is programmed by the Elites.


9 posted on 07/02/2021 6:14:08 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: Jamestown1630

Pot isn’t a drug, it’s a religion. Pot users feel the same way about pot extreme Muslims feel about Allah. If you insult it, they will go off on you.


10 posted on 07/02/2021 6:24:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rbg81
Bingo.

Pot is a gateway drug - to socialism.

11 posted on 07/02/2021 6:25:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kaehurowing

“50% of psychosis and schizophrenia cases are associated with marijuana use.”

Do you have a citation?


12 posted on 07/02/2021 6:30:33 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: plain talk

You can smell the higher levels.


13 posted on 07/02/2021 6:32:43 PM PDT by gcparent (MAGA)
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To: Mariner

“50% of psychosis and schizophrenia cases are associated with marijuana use.”

Do you have a citation?


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3927252/


14 posted on 07/02/2021 6:33:28 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

“Don’t believe every crackpot quoting statistics on the internet” - Abraham Lincoln


15 posted on 07/02/2021 6:35:32 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I'm having Uncle Toms Rice. It's like Uncle Bens but just a bit more racis'.)
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To: gcparent

You can smell the higher levels.


That’s why pot is now called “skunk” and addicts are called “skunkers.” Often manifesting violent or psychotic behavior.

We just had one attack police and get killed. Put two of the police into the hospital before they could subdue him.


16 posted on 07/02/2021 6:35:54 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: BipolarBob

Including the NIH, apparently.


17 posted on 07/02/2021 6:37:35 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

Pot has been called skunk weed since I was in high school. I graduated in 1973.


18 posted on 07/02/2021 6:39:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who shot Ashli Babbitt?)
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To: kaehurowing

That’s good data, thank you.

Likely the vast majority were already crazy.

But they are, by far, a minuscule minority of pot users.


19 posted on 07/02/2021 6:41:14 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: nickcarraway

How old is this article? Legal in 3 states? “Might be legalized in CA?”


20 posted on 07/02/2021 6:42:32 PM PDT by Vermont Lt
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