The Cannabis Effect – How THC Affects Your Brain and Body
Does taking enough time to relax matter if your brain is fried from years of cannabis exposure? How about if the only thing that can help you relax are cannabis-infused edibles? According to recent research, the answer is yes. In fact, the research shows that the primary effect of cannabis is on the brain. This article will explore the many ways in which cannabis affects your body and your brain, as well as why it’s considered a “psychoactive” (i.e. affects the mind and emotions) plant.
Do you feel more alert and focused when you’re high or more sedated and pain-focused when you’re high? The effects of marijuana can be highly subjective, which is why many people wonder if the high from the plant is equivalent to that from alcohol or other psychoactive drugs like opioids.
A 2009 study conducted at the University of New York at Albany found that the ratio of THC to CBN in cannabis is a strong indicator of its high potency. The ratio of THC to CBD in cannabis has been steadily declining over the past few decades, which is likely the result of changes in marijuana policy.
The study also found that potency seems to change over time, with more potent strains having more THC and less CBD. This article explains how THC affects your body and your brain, as well as why legalizing cannabis is unlikely to cause people to go “high”.