Let’s Get Technical!

March 25, 2010

Lets talk about the scientific way marijuana works! The main ingredient in weed is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). When someone smokes marijuana, THC passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body. An article from the Greater Dallas Coucil on Alcohol and Drug Abuse says, ”
THC acts upon specific sites in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors, kicking off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the “high” that users experience when they smoke marijuana. Some brain areas have many cannabinoid receptors; others have few or none. The highest density of cannabinoid receptors are found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thoughts, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement”.

So consuming a lot of weed can weaken a persons balance, distort perceptions, and make it difficult to think and solve problems. ” Research has shown that marijuana’s adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off”, says the article.

This is one victory for the government and the people who dont want it to be legalized! Reading an article that describes the affects weed has on a body and mind might change the minds of many pot smokers.

What is your opinion on this??

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