Confessions of a pusher

Posted on September 13th, 2010 by

In my office desk drawer, I have a jar of dark chocolate.  I distribute pieces of this chocolate to colleagues and students who visit me.  According to a recent opinion piece by Gary Wenk, I should probably be considered a pusher.

Chocolate contains phenethylamine, a molecule that resembles amphetamine, and a small amount of a chemical called anandamide, which resembles the active ingredient in marijuana. Anandamide happens to be used by our brain as a regular neurotransmitter and appears to be critical for us to experience pleasure.

Fortunately, law enforcement will probably go after the eggplant pushers first.

 


One Comment

  1. lisa heldke says:

    I’m hoping they’ll begin by targeting those people who slip zucchini into unlocked cars….