How Does Weed Make You High? ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

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Morning Marijuana!

Cannabis, Weed, Pot, Grass, Ganja, Mary Jane, Devilโ€™s Lettuce, Nug, Herb, Tiggity, Lime Pillows and Smoochy Poochy.

Just some of the many names for the drug that can make you go from this:

To this:

But how does it work?

How Does Weed Make You High?

First, we gotta understand how the brain works normally.

Now, the brain is basically just a massive command center for your body.

And itโ€™s made up of about 100 billion of these little cells called neurons.

Think of these neurons like tiny messengers that send little messages to each other using chemicals called neurotransmitters.

These chemicals carry the message across the tiny gap between neurons (called a synapse) to deliver messages.

All these billions of signals work together and form complex networks that flush over the entire brain.

This is what happens every time you think, breathe, move, or do anything.

So, what happens to this when you smoke weed?

Well, inside Marijuana is this little chemical with a big scary name called Tetrahydrocannabinol.

But let's call it by its less scary name, THC.

THC has a very similar shape to a natural neurotransmitter in your brain called Anandamide.

Which is involved in things like pleasure, motivation, and memory.

So, when you smoke pot, the THC guys get absorbed and make their way up into the brain.

Where they stick themselves to receptors on neurons that are normally meant for anandamide.

This over stimulates the neurons, sending way too many signals wayyy too fast.

Which causes your thoughts, imagination and perception to magnify massively!

This means that once you begin a train of thought, say pizza.

It becomes the most important and most significant thing in your life.

You become caught up in the moment of that particular idea.

And your neurons keep going crazy, making connections until a new idea takes hold and you go off on another tangent.

It also affects short-term memory, learning, movement control and a bunch of other cognitive functions.

Including releasing tons of dopamine (the pleasure chemical).

Making you feel a sense of euphoria and relaxation.

So ye, it really just takes your brain for a joyride and leaves your body behind lol.

Stay Cute,
Reece, Henry & Dylan ๐ŸŒˆ

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