Similarities abound! The CB1 receptors in our endocannabinoid system are made up of 472 amino acids. The CB1 receptors in mice and rats use 473 amino acids. The amino acid sequencing between humans and rats/mice is 97%-99% identical. Not a good idea to share your joint though.
Everyone responds differently to cannabis in general and specific strains in particular. Why is that? One possibility is our gene code. The CNR1 gene in our DNA is the blueprint for making the CB1 receptors that THC binds to. This gene can mutate easily meaning people will naturally have slightly different building plans for theContinue reading “Fun Cannabis Fact”