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Scientists map the receptor that makes cannabis work

from Wired

Add marijuana to humans, and you get some fairly predictable results: euphoria, hunger, introspection, anxiety and a whole panoply of other effects. Also known as being high. Most of that complicated reaction is thanks to a single cellular structure known as cannabinoid receptor 1. Your body has CB1 receptors lacing the surfaces of cells in the brain, liver, lungs, fat, uterus and sperm. And whenever your... friend smokes, dabs, or eats an edible, the tetrahydrocannabinol molecules therein bind to these sites, stimulating the cells to release a cornucopia of chemical signals. more


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