NatGeo Revisits Marijuana On Sunday Night At 8PM

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director January 14, 2011

    You may remember Drugs, Inc. from last year, in which the intricate global chain of supply and demand of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine were chronicled. As a follow-up to those four-episodes, National Geographic Channel will be airing Drugged, a three-part series over two nights that investigates the effects of drugs on the human brain and body:

    DRUGGED: High on Marijuana

    In the last year, 28 million Americans have rolled a joint, smoked a pipe, sparked up a bong or eaten a pot brownie. Now, follow an entire marijuana high in an adult from start to finish, beginning with the inhalation of cannabis smoke. Using vivid CGI, see how the chemicals slip through a stoned subject’s membranes lining the lungs and into the bloodstream, then on to the heart, up the spine and into the brain. Find out why users get red eyes and the so-called munchies, and explore the difference in the body when cannabis is eaten rather than smoked. We’ll see what role genetics might play in a person’s response to cannabis, take a look at the mysteries of why a high sometimes turns to a low and learn more from the forefront of current marijuana research.

    “How Marijuana Works” – What exactly happens to your body when you smoke marijuana?

    Most medicines that doctors prescribe, there’s a lot of side effects, there’s a lot of risk and you have to balance out the risk benefit ratio, but with Cannabis it’s very much non-toxic. — Dr. Julie Holland, Author, The Pot Book

    74 Responses to “NatGeo Revisits Marijuana On Sunday Night At 8PM”

    1. Stompedonmyrights says:

      President Obama on Thursday called drug legalization “an entirely legitimate topic for debate,” but quickly added “I am not in favor of legalization.” my response is simply, Put Up or Shut Up Mr. President! The debate you claim is “an entirely legitimate topic for debate,” is long over due. We the People have been a……sking this Government to give us this debate and debate this issue like reasonable human beings. The government’s response has “shocked the sense of fair play,” they have openly lied and mis-informed the general public for since 1937. Mr. President we want this debate! We dare you to set this in motion and since you clearly stated, “not in favor of legalization”, you and your party should put up or shut up and defend Prohibition. We the People will bring it on, set the ground, we’ll debate who ever you send. All we ask is that it be live and transparent to the public.

    2. Waitin4Change says:

      OMG! I never realized how dangerous this plant is! After watching this program, I’ve stopped smoking all together. For God’s sake, I hope the government keeps this dangerous drug ILLEGAL!!!! So many lives have been destroyed already. It makes sense now! All the bad things that have happen to me is due to MARIJUANA. Thank God for Alcohol!!! It’s way more safer to drink than smoke that awful, disgusting plant…

      *sarcasm* 😉

    3. Steven Frith says:

      This video couldn’t say it any better. Weed just makes you feel good and it relaxes you. There is little risk to smoking it. The government needs to sell it instead of wasting billions to get rid of it and it could free up the prisons too.

    4. Anonymous says:

      this documentary sucked ass.

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