However, a growing trend of using it for recreational and medicinal purposes was witnessed in the 20th century. THC can stimulate the brain cells to release dopamine, and thus produce a pleasurable sensation. THC may also reduce oxidative stress, and inflammation of the neurons. So, THC basically mimics the actions of anandamide by binding to the cannabinoid receptors present in the brain. THC is thought to increase appetite by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors present in the hypothalamus. The scientists observed a change in the cortical oscillations and cognitive abilities of those mice. So, the damage caused by the cannabis compounds in those young mice actually continued into their adulthood. So, a high level of THC can affect short-term memory or the ability to recollect recent events, by binding to the cannabinoid receptors present in the hippo campus. Though several studies have been conducted to find out the effects of continuous or long-term use of cannabis on the brain, their results are largely inconsistent. Let's find out how cannabis and its active compounds can affect the human brain.

"Sometimes it seems they are in support, but ESPN has also published highly editorialized articles opposing cannabis that contain numerous factual errors and perversions of the truth." One article titled "Drugs and Sports ," states: "All forms of marijuana, including the stronger sensemilla and hashish varieties, are mind-altering (psychoactive) drugs. They all contain THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the main active chemical in marijuana that effects changes in the brain of the user." Gamet said this is not correct. Some forms of cannabis have virtually zero THC and are not psychoactive. Some cannabis contains undetectable THC and high levels of CBD, which is used to treat children with epilepsy. The ratios and percentages of the many compounds in cannabis significantly impact the product's effect: from "Mind Altering" to "Therapeutic." In a sidebar to the article labeled, "DISTURBING TRENDS," it stated, "Among high school seniors marijuana use has increased by about 56% since 1991." However, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , "A survey of drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders continues to show encouraging news, with decreasing use of alcohol, cigarettes, and many illicit drugs over the last 5 yearsmany to their lowest levels since this survey's inception; and no increase in use of marijuana among teens." Furthermore, a landmark study conducted by Healthy Kids Colorado , found no increase in marijuana use among Colorado teens despite the post-legalization boom in marijuana commercialization. "We question why ESPN is so inconsistent, and has spread falsehoods and myths about cannabis, Gamet said. "One has to wonder if the millions of dollars spent on alcohol and pharmaceutical advertising has influenced ESPN's editorial stance." For information on Denver Consulting Group's Cannabis Business Consulting Services, call 720-890-7344, or visit: www.denverconsultinggroup.com . About Denver Consulting Group (DCG) Denver Consulting Group (DCG) is the nation's premier cannabis consulting service, helping marijuana businesses get established, stay compliant, and thrive. Services include license applications , location permitting, build-outs, grow optimization, training , and SOPs. The company also provides regulatory audits powered by CannaScore - the gold standard in compliance assurance.

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However, a growing trend of using it for recreational and medicinal purposes was witnessed in the 20th century. The cancerous tumours were found to shrink in size after receiving THC, while the healthy cells remained intact. The users often describe the effects of marijuana as somewhat relaxing and mellow. THC can also bind to the receptors found in the cerebellum and basal ganglia, which are responsible for maintaining coordination and unconscious muscle movements respectively. A research done by the Scripps Research Institute in California have found that THC present in marijuana can help prevent the formation of “Alzheimer plaques” in the brain. It was observed that the loss of nerve cells in those rats were equivalent to those observed in rats twice their age. So, THC basically mimics the actions of anandamide by binding to the cannabinoid receptors present in the brain. Marijuana can help prevent, as well as treat glaucoma, by reducing the pressure in the eyeball intra ocular pressure. These studies were carried out at the California Pacific Medical enter Research Institute. THC can induce both auditory and visual hallucinations, when it is taken in large doses.

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