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The active ingredient in cannabis, THC, binds to two different receptors, which exist almost everywhere in the body.
THC AFFECTS THE BRAIN'S CB1 RECEPTORS IN:
The basal ganglia, which control our motions and steer our coordination.
The amygdala, which reacts by curbing fear reactions – also to things which we know to be dangerous.
The hippocampus, a centre of memory, which becomes poorer at storing memories.
THC CHANGES BODYCB2 RECEPTORS IN:
The immune system, where the white blood cells become less active. Subsequently, cannabis could be efficient against chronic inflammation, etc.
The heart, which beats faster in the short term. However, cannabis could reduce both cardiac rhythm and blood pressure in the long run.
The intestines, whose rhythmical motions are reduced, improving a person's appetite.
The bones, whose health and healing are altered.
The cerebral cortex, which regulates important neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline.
The spinal cord, which curbs pain nerve signals to the brain, causing patients to feel less pain.