Marijuana fights Alzheimer s

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/8/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 10/10/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 14
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Marijuana fights Alzheimer s
Contest Directions: [ Researchers in California have discovered that marijuana helps in preventing and fighting Alzheimer's disease more effectively than commercially marketed drugs. The researchers said the discovery could lead to the creation of new drugs to fight Alzheimer's. ]
First let me say this: The researchers behind this brilliant discovery have either been stoned "when it hit them", or truly made the breakthrough discovery of the century. Provided that the century has just started though, and the research comes from California, it's probably both. So the news should have been titled "stoned researches make breakthrough discovery." What matters is now it's official - marijuana is good for your health, and can help you prevent and fight Alzheimer's. So next time you see someone smoking pot - he's not getting high, he's preventing Alzheimer's. Soon enough you'll hear around "Gee, I think grandpa's memory is not so sharp these days." "Yes, he's out of pot this week." And what matters is - many of us have been preventing Alzheimer's for years - we just didn't know about it. And the fact that we still don't have Alzheimer's is the best proof that marijuana really works wonders.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop one of the following: seniors smoking marijuana to prevent and fight Alzheimer's; magazine and newspaper covers based on the discovery above; new drugs with marijuana to fight Alzheimer's. If you use politicians or celebrities in your entries, you need to show them as seniors - age them.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/8/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 10/10/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 14
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
14 pictures
  • Man Smoking Marijuana To Fight Against Alzheimer's

    Man Smoking Marijuana To Fight Against Alzheimer's
  • Condi Rice Smoking Weed

    Condi Rice Smoking Weed
  • Marijuana Magazine

    Marijuana Magazine
  • Bill Clinton Remembering Marijuana

    Bill Clinton Remembering Marijuana
  • Old Pot Smoker

    Old Pot Smoker
  • Bald George Bush Smoking Marijuana

    Bald George Bush Smoking Marijuana
  • Old John Kerry Smoking Marijuana

    Old John Kerry Smoking Marijuana
  • Senior Smoking Marijuana

    Senior Smoking Marijuana
  • Old Liv Tyler Smoking Marijuana

    Old Liv Tyler Smoking Marijuana
  • Old Woman Marijuana Smoking

    Old Woman Marijuana Smoking
14 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A new research report demonstrates that the active ingredient in marijuana may actual prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Certainly, this would likely be received as good news to aging hippies. The Scripps Research Institute in California found that the active ingredient in marijuana -- delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is also known as THC -- actually may be beneficial in staving off the effects of Alzheimer's in some patients. People afflicted with Alzheimer's end up suffering from memory loss, diminished language skills and a whole host of other related problems. Prior to this date, marijuana has been used to assist in the treatment of glaucoma and is said to be beneficial in reducing the side effects associated with both AIDS and cancer treatment regimens. Medical use of cannabis: The application of marijuana in medicine dates back deep into the history of Ancient India and The Middle East, where hemp found wide applications as a pain reliever, anti-epileptic, anti-convulsant drugs and anti-emetic medicinal drugs. The first references of marijuana use in European medicine goes back to the colonization period of India by England, in the middle of the 19th century, when army surgeons started using preparations of marijuana as a pain reliever, for treating muscular spasms, epilepsy and rheumatism attacks. Thanks to the practice of the military doctors of the British colonial corps, marijuana drugs have received wide circulation in Britain and the USA in the nineteenth century. Substances, related to endogenous cannabinoids (endo-cannabinoids) and most particularly anandamide are contained in Indian hemp and sowing hemp and as well as in drugs, made out of them. It was stated in the journal Nature Medicine in 2003 that endo-cannabinoid brain system participates in various processes of pain, memory, neuro-degeneration and inflammations and that cannabinoids possess substantial clinical potential. Marijuana and drugs from it are successfully used for improving the conditions of patients, suffering with cancer and AIDS. THK is successfully used in fighting nausea, caused by the use of anticancer drugs; THK for the above-mentioned purpose is endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration. In some countries (for example Holland and Canada), marijuana is used as drug for patients, suffering with cancer and as an antiemetic agent during chemotherapy. At the same time, pharmacological studies do not indicate the advantages of hemp in comparison to other more traditional antiemetic and analgetic agents. As a result, the prescription of hemp drugs bears an exceptional nature during the individual intolerance of traditional drugs. According to the newspaper "The Guardian", scientists of one of the leading research centers of Madrid have found out the proof that cannabis can prevent loss of memory in patients suffering with Alzheimer's disease. The preliminary research has indicated that THK, the main psychoactive component of marijuana inhibits the activity of cells which damage the neurons of brain. The mechanism of memory loss in such patients is not fully studied, but, presumably, this problem is partially related with glial macrophages (microglial), forming a cover around the nervous cells of the brain. In Alzheimer's disease, the activity of the microglial cells exceeds beyond control and harms neurons and thus destroying entire sections of brain. Meanwhile, US legislation interferes in carrying out full-fledged research work of the clinical efficiency of marijuana. At the same time, the government in Great Britain has permitted one of the pharmaceutical companies to cultivate various grades of hemp for clinical tests of marijuana obtained from hemp.