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Discussion in 'Medicinal Marijuana' started by ciregg222, Jun 29, 2008.
Headband is like Xanax
WOW !! High CBD !!! Do you (or anyone else) have any testimonials of trying these strains?
This is a HUGE move to see if CBD is a natural medicine for anxiety !!
Check this article about the new higher CBD strains !!!
Doctors to Study Effectiveness of CBD : MedicalMarijuana411.com | The Daily Dose | Medical Marijuana
This is very exciting stuff about anxiety relief and also may be interesting for anti cancer properties.
Benzodiazepines enhance the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which results in sedative, hypnotic (sleep-inducing), anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and amnesic action...or in other words, the xanax heavily attaches itself to the benzo receptors in our brain resulting inhibition of neuron firing thus releasing mass amounts of glutamine which are then converted into dopamine and other endorphines native to the human body, though long term use will lead you into a bigger ditch than you were in before. if you are going to take benzos, only take them 4-5 days out of the week and give yourself 2-3 days sober, as with any addictive drug...or maybe save them for a really stressful time; not every day is a stressful day you know? pick your battles, and win the war....
The fact that THC exerts both excitatory and inhibitory effects (by inhibiting the release of both the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA and the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate) is now thought to account for its ability to induce a variety of excitatory and depressant physiological effects, e.g. sedation and euphoria. This proves that marijuana has anxiolytic properties, but how effective are they?
In regards to your mothers addiction to xanax. Take a look at:
benzo.org.uk : Benzodiazepines: How They Work & How to Withdraw, Prof C H Ashton DM, FRCP, 2002
The methods discussed by Dr. Ashton helped me to get off benzo's after years of taking them. The key is to switch from xanax to something that lasts a bit longer in your system, typically valium, and thus allows you to decrease slowly till you are off the drug. Trying to stop a fasting acting benzo like xanax would be like going though hell and back. I wouldn't recommend that to anyone. However I found it much easier to taper off the valium.
Hope you find it helpful.