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What Does Cannabis Do To The Brain?

By |abelle April 8, 2013 3608 Views Leave a comment Go to comments

As soon as you breathe in marijuana smoke, its compounds are circulated all over the body. THC is definitely a potent substance in comparison to other psychoactive drugs. An intravenous amount of only one milligram can create dangerous mental and psychological consequences. When in your bloodstream, THC normally reaches up to the brain within just seconds after it is inhaled and starts to go to work. 

Marijuana users frequently depict the experience of smoking marijuana as initially calming and mellow, generating a sense of haziness and light-headedness. The user's eyes could dilate, producing colors to emerge stronger, and other senses may be amplified. Afterwards, sensations of a paranoia and panic or anxiety may be encountered by the user. The activity of the THC with the brain is what brings about these feelings. 

To find out how marijuana affects the brain, you must know about the components of the brain that are influenced by THC. Here are the essentials: 

• Foreign chemical substances, just like THC, can copy or prevent behavior of neurotransmitters and interrupt usual activities.  

• Neurons are the cellular material that process information and facts in the brain. Chemicals named neurotransmitters permit neurons to correspond with each other. 

• Some neurons possess many hundreds of receptors that are specific to selected neurotransmitters.  

• Neurotransmitters complete the gap, or synapse, between a pair of neurons and lock to protein receptors, which permit a variety of operations and let the brain and body to be activated and off. 

In your brain, there are sets of cannabinoid receptors concentrated in many distinct places. These cannabinoid receptors influence numerous mental and physical activities, such as: 

• Problem solving 

• Short-term memory 

• Learning 

• Coordination 

Cannabinoid receptors are initialized by a neurotransmitter known as anandamide. Anandamide is a member of a group of chemical substances identified as cannabinoids. THC is also a cannabinoid chemical substance. THC mimics the behavior of anandamide, which means that THC binds with cannabinoid receptors and stimulates neurons, leading to side effects on the body and mind. 

As soon as you inhale marijuana smoke, its chemical substances are dispersed all over the body. High quantities of cannabinoid receptors occur in the hippocampus, cerebellum and basal ganglia. The hippocampus is positioned within the temporal lobe and is essential for short-term memory. Once the THC binds with the cannabinoid receptors inside the hippocampus, it interferes with the remembrance of latest events. THC also disturbs coordination, which is regulated by the cerebellum. The basal ganglia manage unconscious muscle movements, which is one other reason why motor coordination is damaged when under the influence of marijuana. 

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albert dreary April 8, 2013 at 2:02 AM Reply
marijuana addicts are obviously not functioning properly. their brains have been affected by marijuana (an overdose of it actually), so they are not able to make decisions properly and do other tasks effectively.
Kate O. April 8, 2013 at 2:03 AM Reply
with all these effects that marijuana can do to the human brain, it puzzles me as to why there still are so many people that seem to ignore these harmful side effects that marijuana can bring. is it simply ignorance? i don't know.

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