Cannabis Use and Interaction in your body and Mind5449212

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Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana, hashish and other drugs created from the same plant. All forms of cannabis are mind altering, psychoactive drugs; they all contain THC delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active chemical in cannabis.


Mechanism of action and neurotransmitter, although there was lots of evidence, that cannabinoids worked at receptor site, yet what receptor sites they worked never been identified. Also cannabinoids had many effects that resembles general anesthetics, cannabinoids were highly lipid soluble modify the fluidity of membrane CB1 canabinoid receptors are concentrated primarily in the cortex, hippocampus, cerebellum, and basal ganglia but occur and in the hypothalamus, brain stem, and spinal-cord. CB2 receptors are found in the spleen and the defense mechanisms. These receptors are structurally not the same as those based in the brain, and so they seem to be associated with the effects of cannabinoids on immune functions. THC receptors, that you can get in the brain tissue, resulted in discovery of the naturally occurring brain cannabinoid, anandamide.

The cannabinoids are given to all areas with the body because they're high lipid solubility. THC goes through lungs, the kidney, and liver. Only 1% enters the brain.

The metabolism is quite slow the consequence lasts only couple of hours yet it is still in the body. The liver metabolizes it and kidney gets rid off it.

Medical Marijuana was used for healing for thousands of years. In ancient China, India, the Middle East and even America the herb ended up identified as having medicinal properties. Even just in more modern times Queen Victoria and her personal physician did some groundbreaking work to the medical use of Cannabis.