Originally Posted by Chilly Willy
I created this thread to pose this question "Do women get as high as men do?".
Up until 1990 women were banned from clinical trails. Women are affected differently than men with pharmaceuticals. To limit the pharmaceutical's test trails, they simply removed women entirely from the results.
What they have learned in scientific journals is that women are 50 to 75 percent more likely to experience side effects.
Interesting thread, and thanks for taking the time to point this out. Most folks have no clue about women not being included in clinical trials (even women). In fact this is still the case. While women aren't outright BANNED, we're often not included for various reasons, such as scientists not wanting to bother accounting for the fluctuations in our monthly hormones & their effect on medications. It's just "easier" to test on men so that's generally what they do. Even though we're half the human population. Good times.
As for weed highs, I can't really say for sure since I'm not a guy lol. I used to be able to smoke with the best of 'em but now get super anxious/paranoid from even one toke in a social setting. I've heard plenty of male stoners say this has happened to them over time too though, so it's not gender specific. THC is incredibly psychedelic to me when I don't have a tolerance. It's not merely an upper or downer. A bad time on weed is infinitely worse than the worst psychedelic trip I've had (and they've all
been bad as far as I'm concerned...LSD, shrooms, mescaline, 4-AcO-DMT & many others all made me feel like crap, but I never felt panicked like when I had too much weed).
With alcohol, women have less ability to metabolize it due to lack of a liver enzyme or something. Wouldn't be surprised if they found out the same about weed/THC one day too.