Pot gives you unstoppable night vision powers?

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Which is perfect for finding that bag of chips in the dark. Found this gem on Boing Boing about a recent scientific study that indicates puffing a joint can improve night vision. Of course this won’t help you with the “beer goggle” effect.

Their results backed up claims by the Observer columnist Sue Arnold, who suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and is officially registered blind. She noticed several years ago that drawing on strong Jamaican skunk suddenly and temporarily enabled her to see things clearly. But Ms Arnold has since warned of side-effects that could impede night-time navigation. “Only trouble was,” she said, “I couldn’t stand up.”

[Via Boing Boing]

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  1. Avatar for Curt Hagenlocher
    Curt Hagenlocher July 7th, 2004

    Isn't weed supposed to help glaucoma as well? Maybe this is a related physical effect.

  2. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 7th, 2004

    That's what my wife told me, but weed seems to make my vision blurry. ;)

  3. Avatar for Koba
    Koba July 7th, 2004

    It also greatly enhances my ability to operate heavy machinery, in the dark, and underwater. Oh yes, and it improves my ability to consume Jiff peanut butter, spread over Saltine crackers.

  4. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 8th, 2004

    Not to mention Cheetos. Cheetos!

  5. Avatar for Koba
    Koba July 8th, 2004

    Too bad marijuana is illegal for recreational purposes. Dang!

  6. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 8th, 2004

    It is! Oh shit...

  7. Avatar for stoned
    stoned April 15th, 2005

    a friend with weed is a friend indeed a friend in need is better

  8. Avatar for Liz
    Liz January 18th, 2007

    hehehe. I have had RP since I was 14.. I'm 21 now. my night-vision completely blows! I've been smoking pot for about 4 years and I've never really noticed it improving my nightvision at all. maybe it only happens to certain people. that's sweet though. and its incentive for me to continue blazing!

  9. Avatar for Edgrr
    Edgrr March 19th, 2009

    I have rp too.Been smoking since i was 13 im 25 now.shhhh about the bud not working for rp!!

  10. Avatar for Jace
    Jace February 25th, 2010

    Weed does increase night vision for me (not when im ripped) but when i have not detoxed.

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    REDACTED March 1st, 2010

    Funny how I don't seem to be reading about the negative impacts that weed has on the eyes... If anyone has any interesting negative articles for me to read, that'd be good...
    I do have RP, and I'm a weed smoker... I am concerned about the health of my eyes...
    I just like to be clued up on all this stuff relating to the eyes...
    So, any interesting shit... send it my way please :-)
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