The Real Cause For An Exercise High: Cannabinoids

For decades, endorphins have hogged the credit for producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of euphoria and calm that many people report experiencing after prolonged exercise. Who among us, after an especially satisfying workout, hasn’t thought, “ah, my endorphins are kicking in.” Endorphins are the world’s sole celebrity peptide. Endorphins first gained notoriety in exercise…

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Experienced Potheads Show No Change In Task Performance

If you’re going to smoke pot, for goodness’ sakes, smoke it every day, man. Experienced marijuana consumers show virtually no changes in cognitive performance after using cannabis, according to clinical trial data published online this week in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. Investigators at Columbia University in New York and San Francisco Brain Research…

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