Cannabis improves night vision: a case study of dark adaptometry and scotopic sensitivity in kif smokers of the Rif mountains of northern Morocco.

@article{Russo2004CannabisIN,
  title={Cannabis improves night vision: a case study of dark adaptometry and scotopic sensitivity in kif smokers of the Rif mountains of northern Morocco.},
  author={E. Ballico-B. Russo and Abderrahmane Merzouki and Joaqu{\'i}n Molero Mesa and Kirk A. Frey and Paxton J. Bach},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={99-104}
}
Previous reports have documented an improvement in night vision among Jamaican fishermen after ingestion of a crude tincture of herbal cannabis, while two members of this group noted that Moroccan fishermen and mountain dwellers observe an analogous improvement after smoking kif, sifted Cannabis sativa mixed with tobacco (Nicotiana rustica). Field-testing of night vision has become possible with a portable device, the LKC Technologies Scotopic Sensitivity Tester-1 (SST-1). This study examines… CONTINUE READING
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