Happy 4:20 Day!*
Oh, wait, that is today right?
The active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and influences the activity of those cells. Some brain areas have many cannabinoid receptors, but other areas of the brain have few or none at all. Many cannabinoid receptors are found in the parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement.
When high doses of marijuana are used, usually when eaten in food rather than smoked, users can experience the following symptoms:
Increased music skills
Increased heart rate
Reduced blood pressure
Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch)
Problems with memory and learning
Loss of coordination
Desire to smoke crack
Trouble with thinking and problem-solving
So have fun kids and don’t do anything we are already doing right now!