Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are debilitating injuries affecting a large portion of Canadian society. Motor deficits, a hallmark feature of spinal lesions, can be improved in less severe cases through neuroplasticity in the central nervous system. However, commonly used psychoactive drugs, such as alcohol and cannabis, have been shown to impair cortical neuroplasticity, which may impair recovery in individuals with SCIs. The objective of this proposal is to assess the acute effects of both alcohol and THC usage on neuroplasticity...
Introduction What is CBD? Where is it found? Is it safe? CBD is short for Cannabidiol. This is a compound found in marijuana. It is the non psychoactive part of marijuana and does not have any effect on the consciousness levels of the user unlike its counterpart found in marijuana which is THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. In relatively monitored doses, CBD is said to be safe and most of its health benefits are for Seniors. THC is responsible for the “getting...
Executive Summary Our team’s purpose in writing this report is to educate others on the topic of Marijuana; specifically the history, the medical and financial benefits, and laws regarding state and federal jurisdiction of the drug. The information used for our research came from reliable sources such as news articles from U.S. News and CNBC, Harvard Medical School Dr. Peter Grinspoon, and news outlet sources such as business insiders and the morning consult. Starting in the 1930s, and resurging in...
Public policy is the means by which government bodies transform their political vision into action to deliver results. Moreover, public policymaking can be described as a vigorous, complex, and iterative system through which public issues are identified and resolved (Fisher & Miller, 2017). Once a resolution is identified, a slow-evolving idea begins working towards acceptability; upon acceptance, a policy is formed. When analyzing an implemented public policy there are numerous theoretical lens’ through which one may use to understand and...
Marijuana plant is found everywhere in Bhutan. Though, Bhutan being religious country trading of this drug in southern belt is still going with full swing. This plant was not a drug in olden days but it was also considered as an herbal medicine, likely starting in Asia around 500 BC. Cannabis in Bhutan is illegal but grows pontifically in country and has a multiple traditional uses, such as feeding pigs, producing textiles as per UNODC: south Asia regional profile. Growing...
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Smoking cannabis might just be the best way to get a great high without all the crazy addiction. However, if you’ve been smoking regularly, it might be a good time to let you know that those receptors in your brain that react to the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis. The THC is the compound in cannabis that gets you high. The cannabinoid receptors that respond to the THC to give you that premium high have probably gotten pretty used to the...
This paper examines case study from the Kurzen Text Box 10-3 pg. 218-219. In this paper I will chose 1 out of 3 case studies and discuss questions associated with the case study from chapter 10 discussion. Which pertains to Medical Marijuana and its effects on health and society as well as the ethical dilemma and health care laws associated with the use of medical marijuana. I will also relate my personal code of ethics statement to the ethical dilemma...
Throughout time, our country has had many pollutants in our soil throughout time. Some are natural, but as we look closer to the industrial revolution, many are man-made. As this began, we realized many plants were not surviving near rivers and streams that were highly polluted, they also did not survive well near mines, because of the high amount of metals, or what other things were being mined (Denchak, 2019). Due to all of these pollutants, there is a lot...
Introduction Mental disorders refer to conditions in which patients exhibit altered behavior and thought processes, emotional instability and limited social capacity; different illnesses being presented with different combinations of symptoms. Psychotic disorders, of which schizophrenia is the most studied, are considered by the field of psychiatry to be one of the more severe forms of mental illness. (Radhakrishnan, Wilkinson and D’Souza, 2014). Schizophrenia, a heterogenous condition of which the etiology is unclear, is a psychotic disorder featuring ‘positive’ symptoms (such...
The debate over legalization of Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has turned into one of the most raging controversies in American history. The legalization of marijuana is and always will be a very debated topic. Some say the negative short and long term effects of the drug have not been researched enough to make it safe for legal use. While others believe the drug does cause negative side effects but believe in the premise of “it is my...