Feb
25

Marijuana ASAP

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

What is actually occurring in your brain when you smoke cannabis? This question is the central theme of the video above, “Your Brain on Drugs: Marijuana,” created by AsapScience, a YouTube Channel dedicated to addressing a new, user-submitted, scientific question each week. For Asap, the answer lies in the psychological, physiological, and fundamental composition of the brain. Any movement, hormone adjustment, or function of the brain is carried out by electrical signals, which are passed between the axon of one neuron and the dendrite of another through chemicals known as neurotransmitters. Essentially, if the neuron is excited by the signal, then it proceeds to pass it down the line to complete the action, but if it is inhibited, the signal stops, ceasing further neuroactivity on that chain.

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Oct
14

Scientific Mescaline

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

mescaline crystals

mescaline sulfate

For those who do not know what Mescaline is, it is a chemical that is found within several cacti including Peyote, San Pedro, or the Peruvian Torch. This substance is ingrained in our history as Native Americans have been using it for over 3000 years in order to experience extreme hallucinogenic and out of body experiences which, no doubt could be intensely spiritual to someone in the B.C. age. Alduous Huxley wrote about Mescaline in his famous book The Doors of Perception in which he detailed his trip in the course of one afternoon. Mescaline is interesting, hard to come-by (cacti take several years to grow), and overall it is best experienced when taken… as Huxley undoubtedly could tell you. The following is a video of a scientist by the name of Dr. Osmund giving Mescaline to a cohort for study. Osmund was also the person who first introduced Alduous Huxley to the drug. Think you are up for some Mescaline? I am.

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