PSYUNIT3: Health- Mode of action of Marijuana/cannabis

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  • The main ingredient in marijuana is THC, this binds to and activates specific receptors, known as cannabinoid receptors.
  • There are two main receptors- Cannabinoid 1 and 2 ( CB1 and CB2).
  • THC interferes with the normal functioning of receptors in parts of the brain by activating these receptors…


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