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General Category => Everything Else => Topic started by: Xriqxa on September 13, 2014, 03:34:44 AM

Title: Miracle!
Post by: Xriqxa on September 13, 2014, 03:34:44 AM
"New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology suggests anti-smoking drugs on the market today could use a little magic.
The term "magic mushrooms" is usually used to describe mushrooms from the genus Psilocybe that are known to cause differences in mood, perception and behavior. Cigarette smokers who were given a pill with the hallucinogenic chemical found these mushrooms had nearly twice as much success quitting smoking than those taking approved anti-smoking drugs.
The study followed 15 volunteers who were given two to three doses of the hallucinogenic. Of those 15, 12 quit smoking and still hadn't smoked after six months.
It's a small study, and there was no control group, so the scientists at Johns Hopkins will do some follow-up work that will include brain scans to try and see what is happening in these quitters' brains."

Gabriel should check this out.
Title: Re: Miracle!
Post by: SpyCreepers on September 13, 2014, 03:36:28 AM
it's illegal :p it's considered a drug :p
Title: Re: Miracle!
Post by: matty406 on September 13, 2014, 05:23:54 AM
Not when it's used in research.
You can pick shrooms yourself though because they grow naturally.