Toke Talk

Can Cannabis Help You See Better in the Dark?

Could weed give you superhuman vision?

Probably not, but a recent study involving tadpoles has scientists thinking that cannabis could actually work to improve vision.

According to Alternet, “THC, the drug’s active ingredient, lowers blood pressure, which dilates the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the body. This leads the blood vessels in the eye to expand and causes redness or bloodshot eyes. But researchers found applying a synthetic cannabinoid to eye tissue can make cells more sensitive by increasing the rate they fired to both bright and dim light stimuli.”

While this doesn’t provide any large benefit to your current eyesight, it could prove to have a significant impact on medical marijuana, as cannabinoids could be studied and potentially used to help treat eye conditions.
Read the full article here.

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