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Cannabis terminology Cannabinoids- these are the chemical compounds found in cannabis and which are responsible for the effects that cannabis has on the human body. The cannabinoids will bind to the cannabinoid receptors leading to the effects that are well known. The most common cannabinoid is THC, and this is the substance that is responsible for the high that users experience. It is important, however, to know that THC is not the only cannabinoid present is there are more than 85 other ...
What are cannabinoid receptors? Cannabinoid receptors are active sites that are found within different parts of the body, each with a unique function that contributes to the balance of an internal environment. It is this definition that leads one to ask exactly what the relationship with Cannabis is all about, especially once you notice that the name of this system is derived (in part) from the active ingredients of the Cannabis plant. It is interesting to note that just about all vertebrate ...
Cannabis, upon consumption, has a wide array of effects on the human body. This is largely dependent on its mode of action when the body cells are exposed to its active ingredients. The route of administration neither inhibits nor promotes these effects; it only affects the rate of absorption. The routes through which cannabis is consumed is oral, where it is chewed and through inhalation. When the body cells get exposed to Cannabis, the active ingredients present, the cannabinoid, bind to the ...
Can cannabis prevent aging of the brain? Cannabis users are not the epitome of memory prowess, so it comes as a surprise to many that a new study indicates the possibility of drugs with the same active ingredients to be used for the prevention of brain aging. This also provides leeway for the treatment of Alzheimer’s as well as other diseases of the brain that cause it to degenerate. For the past decade, scientists have carried out studies to learn about the chemical substances that ...