There are hundreds of compounds in marijuana, but scientists believe the one responsible for the drugs’ psychoactive effects is tetrahydrocannbinol, or THC. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, and marijuana’s “high” comes from THC’s binding to brain regions responsible for pleasure, time perception and pain, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This binding in turn triggers a chemical cascade that eventually stimulates the production of dopamine, a brain chemical often called the “feel good chemical,” which is part of the body’s reward system,” said Mitch Earleywine, a psychology professor at the University at Albany in New York, who studies marijuana’s health effects. “Subjective effects really vary,” Earleywine said. “Folks who like it emphasize the euphoria and the relaxation, and then depending on the strain, it’s mildly stimulating, or mildly sedating.” You can buy cannabis Saskatoon in our store.
Cannabis is known by many names and is referenced in many forms across popular culture. It is also known as: marijuana, weed, pot, hash, ganja and many other brand names and strains. Cannabis refers to the greenish or brownish material that comes from the dried flowering tops/buds & leaves of the plants, Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica.
Cannabis contains over 140 cannabinoids – chemicals that affect how our brain functions and affects our mental state and physical movements.
The most common chemicals found in cannabis are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the chemical that producers what users experience as the mental and physical effects of “being high”.