The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

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The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain
Most Americans have a general idea about the side effects associated with marijuana use, and these effects are the result of how marijuana acts on the brain. THC is the short-form term for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Blood carries THC to the brain where it acts on cannabinoid receptors (the complexes that interact with the cannabinoid neurotransmitter). Cannabinoids naturally occur in the body.

The general effect of cannabinoids on cannabinoid receptor sites is to slow down communications between the cells in the body and the brain. The presence of THC has a similar effect, which is why marijuana is often associated with a relaxing and calming effect. THC also triggers the brain’s reward system, which results in the pleasurable effects associated with marijuana.

At home, at work, or in other places where sobriety is the norm, individuals who are high on marijuana may sometimes go unnoticed.

From the addiction centers https://americanaddictioncenters.org/marijuana-rehab/how-to-tell-if-someone-is-high


This is why people that smoke pot are way more productive and advanced than people that consume alcohol.

Legalize it already.
 

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The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain
Most Americans have a general idea about the side effects associated with marijuana use, and these effects are the result of how marijuana acts on the brain. THC is the short-form term for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Blood carries THC to the brain where it acts on cannabinoid receptors (the complexes that interact with the cannabinoid neurotransmitter). Cannabinoids naturally occur in the body.

The general effect of cannabinoids on cannabinoid receptor sites is to slow down communications between the cells in the body and the brain. The presence of THC has a similar effect, which is why marijuana is often associated with a relaxing and calming effect. THC also triggers the brain’s reward system, which results in the pleasurable effects associated with marijuana.

At home, at work, or in other places where sobriety is the norm, individuals who are high on marijuana may sometimes go unnoticed.

From the addiction centers https://americanaddictioncenters.org/marijuana-rehab/how-to-tell-if-someone-is-high


This is why people that smoke pot are way more productive and advanced than people that consume alcohol.

Legalize it already.
And there's just as many studies to show the opposite,,,,
 
10,874 people died in DUI alcohol related highway accidents in the US in 2017. This doesn't include health related deaths from alcohol abuse.

Please tell me how many people in the US died in the same time frame because of marijuana. At over $35,000 dollars a year per prisoner (not including medical bills) just in GA is how much money the taxpayer is wasting paying for these non-violent victimless crimes. Here's another clue. Marijuana is readily available and smoked by prisoners frequently. This scam isn't about the drug, it's about the states making money.

Colorado figured out where the real money was made.

https://www.responsibility.org/alco...statistics/drunk-driving-fatality-statistics/
 
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So many can't operate cold sober.

I'd rather they smoked than drank.
 
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