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What are the two types on cannabinoid receptors, and where in the body are they found?
CB1 on neurons in the brain and CB2 on immune and other cells.
Which types of cannabinoid receptor regulates immune cells?
Which type is involved in regulation of appetite and plays a role in memory and emotional processing?
CB2- concentrated in immune cells.
CB1- involved with appetite regulation and play a role in memory and emotional processing.
What are endocannabinoids? What is anandamide?
Endocannabinoids are small molecules produced naturally in the body that activate CB1 and CB2.
Anandamide- the most important endocannabinoid in the body.
What two compounds make up 'total THC' in a product?
Which is found in greater amounts in the cannabis plant?
Which is the main psychotropic compound in cannabis?
THC and THCA.
Why is THCA included in 'total THC' if it has no psychotropic effects?
"Total THC" represents the total potential THC level of this product—the amount of THC present if all THCA is successfully converted into THC.
Is it possible to overdose on THC?
It IS possible to overdose on THC, with the main risk coming from high-potency oils or edibles, and especially for children and compromised populations.
Is THC toxicity higher, lower, or the same for injection vs ingestion?
A 2009 study examined the chemical make-up of the vapor inhaled when cannabis is
smoked vs using a vaporizer. What were the differences?
High temp vaping delivers about 50% more THC than smoking, and considerably less other garbage.
What organ in the body is primarily responsible for decomposing THC once it is in the
Which cannabinoid does not have psychotropic effects, but is believed to be responsible
for the medicinal benefits, and is available by prescription for Multiple Sclerosis?
It does not appear to have psychotropic effects, but is believed to be responsible for many of the medical benefits. It is sold as a drug to treat MS in Canada (by prescription), called Sativex.
What are the specific risks associated with cannabis use by adolescents?
Increases risk of schizophrenia
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