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”
Cannabis makes humans high. Does anything else? Turns out that a runner’s high is real. Anandamide is one of two chemicals our body produces that is an internal cannabinoid with strong similarities to THC. Anandamide is created when we exercise to help our bodies cope with the added exertion, but it also can cause euphoriaContinue reading “Fun Cannabis Fact”
The endocannabinoid system is why cannabis is able to affect us. This system grants us the power to adapt to a changing world around us, and is essential for life. But did you know, sea squirts, tiny nematodes, and all vertebrate species share this system with us humans?