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Active Ingredient: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
THC is a cannabinoid- interferes with the normal functioning of the endocannabinoid system
active element in cannabis.
By: Katie Hyde
Also Known As....
Possibly the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: brain, organs, connective tissue, glands, and immune cells
Our bodies actually make chemicals very similar to THC, which are used in normal brain function and development.
"marijuana makes you feel good."
marijuana works to slow down the
growth of tumors.
Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and has “antispasmodic” qualities which have proven to be a very effective treatment of seizures.
ADD & ADHD
as a good alternative to ritalin, marijuana treats add and adhd without any of the harmful side effects that the pharmaceutical has.
IBS and Crohn's
marijuana helps with symptoms of chronic diseases as it helps prevent nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
THC found in marijuana works to prevent alzheimer's by blocking the deposits in the brain that cause the disease.
there are some down sides to marijuana.
smoking marijuana can block memory formation.
Chemically, THC messes up your balace.
effects cerebellum and basal ganglia.
one of the most common side effects of smoking marijuana.
questions addressed yesterday in class.
why does smoking marijuana make your mouth dry?
cannabinoid recepters are located where our saliva is produced. when activated by cannabis use, these receptors inhibit the production of saliva.
Why does smoking marijuana give you the "munchies?"
THC interacting with cannabinoid receptors in the hypothalmus of the brain. Increases food enjoyment, interest in food, and appetite.
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“Patient: how marijuana has helped me.”