From the Journal of Neuroscience comes an amazing example of what we used call "no sh&t, Sherlock". Israeli researchers found that by giving stressed rats (via electric shocks) some pot they were, well, less stressed. Uh, duh. Am I the only one who realizes that the reason people smoke weed is because it causes some type of emotional state change?
"The results of our research should encourage psychiatric investigation into the use of cannabinoids in PTSD patients," wrote study author Dr. Irit Akirav of the department of psychology at the University of Haifa. I know a whole lot of people who would start claiming PTSD if this was approved.
On a side note, the same rats amazed the researchers by no longer showing up for the experiments, eating only Cheetos and demanding to play COD4: Modern Warfare 2. Who knew?