Have you heard about NZT? The drug’s full name is thallanylzirconio-methyl-tetrahydro-triazatriphenylene, and just one pill a day makes you smarter, stronger, and allow you to operate at your maximum mental potential.
NZT supposedly represents a powerful new class of psychotropic medication that merges various features of NDRI’s, NaSSA’s and SSRI’s. NZT works, it is claimed, by maintaining higher levels of 5-HT in the synapse while increasing norepinephrine and serotonin neurotransmission by blocking presynaptic alpha-2 adrenergic receptors while at the same time blocking certain serotonin receptors. Unfortunately, the side effects range from paralysis to amnesia, coma and death. There is even a commercial that promotes NZT, but warns of it’s lethal side effects.
In the real world, NZT is still theoretical and doesn’t yet exist, at least not until now. The pharmaceutical commercial, the mode of action and even the chemical name are scientific fiction. It’s all part of a promotion for a feature length movie that came out this past March called ‘Limitless’.
“What was this drug? I couldn’t stay messy on it. I hadn’t had a cigarette in six hours. Hadn’t eaten. So abstemious and tidy. What was this? A drug for people who wanted to be more anal retentive. I wasn’t high. I wasn’t wired. Just clear. I knew what I needed to do and how to do it.”
In a case of life imitating art, I realized after viewing this movie, that I knew how to create an phytocannabinoid version of NZT based upon my research with cannabinoids, terpenoids, terpenes and my oil based lozenge delivery system. I also realized that the target for increased intelligence isn’t 5-HT receptors, but CB1 receptors, which also regulate NDRI’s, NaSSA’s and SSRI’s. As a result, I’ve developed a soft lozenge that is rounded and flat, much like the NZT pill portrayed in the movie. And, as in the movie, there is a clear, motivational, non-impairing, mental state that is created that tells you what you need to do and how to do it. However, unlike the movie version of NZT, this real life version is composed exclusively of safe, nontoxic, brain-boosting cannabinoids, terpenoids, and terpenes.
Can a cannabis based NZT really boost brain power? Back in 2000, I took a cognitive function test, as part of a study conducted by Vincent DeQuattro, MD, FACP, FACC, Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California and Chief of Hypertension Service at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. After taking the brain function test and scoring in the 70th percentile, I was escorted to the roof of the medical center where I consumed some brain boosting cannabis, somewhat similar to the strain I have developed. When I returned, I was given a new cognitive function test. To everyones stunned amazement, I scored in the 99th percentile on the second test, the first time such a high score had ever been recorded by the USC group.
Tragically, Dr. DeQuattro died a year later and we were never able to follow up on this exciting research.
In 2005, Professor Xia Zhang and some of his colleagues at Saskatchewan University decided to test a synthetic form of THC (HU210) on a group of test rats to observe the effects the drug has on neurogenesis (brain cell formation and generation). They gave these rats high doses of the THC-like compound twice a day, everyday for a period of ten days to get a good idea of THC’s effects on brain cells. It turns out, this synthetic THC-like compound actually increased the rate of brain cell formation in the hippocampus (neurogenesis) by a whopping forty percent!
When I watched the movie, Limitless, there was a brief scene that was a revelation to me. It explained the mixed results I have seen with strains that increase cognitive function. As the character in the movie observed, “It works better if you’re already smart.” That’s when I realized what I had to do and how to do it. I saw how I could create my own highly effective version of NZT, based upon my proprietary sativa strains and make this real life brain booster available to high IQ people who would most benefit from it.
So, has my discovery helped me boost my own brain power? You tell me. It has been about two years since I bred and started using the new sativa strain with NZT properties. Last year was my best year financially in a decade, KPAL stock has tripled in value, and I even made enough money consulting to upgrade to a stunning Lexus GS 300 — paid in full. I also squeezed in over 80 days of skiing as well. More recently, I formed a political committee to Regulate Cannabis Like Wine and persuaded a retired Superior Court Judge and former LAPD Deputy Chief of Police to serve as proponents for the new initiative. Last week articles about our initiative appeared in over 230 MSM sources including the Washington Post, USA Today, CBS, ABC, Fox, LA Times, even Spanish, Indian and Chinese news stations.
With the prospect of legally regulated cannabis sales after our victory in November 2012, I have begun to make serious plans for the development and distribution of my version of NZT as a legal and highly profitable licensing opportunity for KPAL and its shareholders. One thing does seem clear and that is there is a market and intense level of interest in new medicines that are safe, effective and allow us to “Be all that we can be”