Why Cannabis Makes You Happy

Mary Zimmerman Health, Industry, Social Leave a Comment

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It was long believed that the “high” associated with cannabis was caused by a flood of dopamine released by the consumption of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This theory has been largely discredited, though it’s still believed that cannabinoid receptors in the body are closely linked to the body’s reward system. Cannabis, when compared to drugs like amphetamines and cocaine, only produces a moderate amount of dopamine. THC does, however, work on the same receptors as our bodies’ naturally occurring, pleasure-inducing endocannabinoid, anandamide. Read More…

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