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"Why Does Weed Get Us High Man?"

A question most of us stoners think (but also forget to research) is why we get high when we ingest THC. Well my follow potheads, the answer is a bit more complex than you would think. There is a system we have, that we aren’t taught about in our high school biology class. It’s called the endocannabinoid system.

The endocanabinoid system (ECS) is made of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that cling to cannabinoid receptors. The ECS has three important components: receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes. A certain receptor in the ECS is actually connected to the nervous system. Our endocannabinoid system plays a key roll, in: memory, sleep, mood, appetite and that’s just to name a few. So I think its safe to say the we might wanna take care of that system.

Now, this is where the pot comes in, THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. In case you’re to stoned to have realized this by now, both endocannabinoid and tetrahydrocannabinol both have cannabin in the names. THC has been found to have over 113 different cannabinoids. When we intake THC our ECS somewhat reaches it’s full functioning potential. In simpler terms THC is the key to unlock a healthier endocannabinoid system.

There are a multitude of health benefits that cannabinoids can bring. Studies show that cannabinoids help:

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Relax tight muscles in people with multiple sclerosis

  • Control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

  • Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth

  • Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS.

  • Reduce inflammation and relieve pain

If you are on prescription medication and suffer from side effects I would highly recommend trying cannabis. If you have already and don’t like the head change, you can always try CBD. CBD stands for cannabidiol , which is a compound found in cannabis. CBD is the non- psychoactive part of cannbis, so you will feel relief with out that “high” feeling Curious about CBD products and how to take them? Come into Gradus By S.O.C.C. or your local licensed marijuana dispensary, (if you arent anywhere near us), and ask your budtender for more information.

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