The human central nervous system (CNS) is effected by the addition of substances These effects can be categorized as stimulant, depressant, etc. THC in marijuana has been shown to be a CNS stimulant in at least the following manners, to date: a- Stimulation of the appetite centers of the brain b- Stimulation of the pleasure centers of the brain c- Stimulation of the bodies natural defenses to reduce free radicals caused by injury to the brain and from other damage -- the leading cause of injury due to stroke is injury due to free-radicals- While certain other compounds of marijuana have been found to be soporiphic (sleep inducing); anti inflamatory; muscle and spasm relaxing; all inducing a more relaxed state, marijuana is not a CNS depressant. CONCLUSION: Marijuana is a stimulant and as such its missclassification as a depressant is pure propoganda. By definition a substance cannot be simultaneously a CNS stimulant and depressant. And while its stimulant qualities have now been amply proven, my research has turned up no verifiable support to its classification as a depressant. Personally I find the logic that MJ is ill-advised in the treatment of depression to be at fault. A euphoric stimulant to a certain class of treatment resistant depressive would be a life line. It would literally save lives --- Depression is a fatal illness -- suicide is a leading cause of death just think how many people could have been saved if they were able to make through to one more sunrise until things got better. Mama Budz *I TOKE & I VOTE* A.R.M.U.