Why can’t the government give me control over my cannabinoid receptors?
They’re my effing receptors.
Answer by Gerry
Nice argument, no answer but nice point.
Answer by vanessa
Because they would have to admit they were wrong to make Cannabaniod containing substances illegal and “not medically viable ” in the 1st place…oh yeah and tobacco lobby groups pay A LOT to keep it that way!
(We do not currently have controll over what effects them ,because the current problems with polution ect are the only things that control them.Other our body trying trying desperately to regulate them and loosing in many cases of cancer ect.)
Answer by Onya
haha i agree with Vanessa!!! =D
Sea squirts have cannabinoid receptors so does that mean?
Does this mean that there are other sources of cannabinoids other than from that plant we all know so well?
Answer by jerry758
either that or the species is going to pot!
If our brains have natural cannabinoid receptors that means?
that we are supposed to smoke mary jane. Right?
Answer by PCL-R
I don’t know if it means that were suppost to smoke it, but I think it does show that humans have been smoking it for thousands of years for the brain to develop receptors for something that isn’t produced by the body.
Answer by Greyhawk
Wrong! The body produces it’s own version of cannabinoids ( Sorry PCL-R, look it up) . The receptors are there to handle that, not the smokable kind.
Answer by Linus
Our bodies actually makes their own cannabinoids. As to whether or not we’re *supposed* to smoke it:
Marijuana has a very large social stigma associated with it. As far as we’re concerned, the only reason pot is bad is because it hinders our performance on the economy. But who says that the economy is such a great thing in itself? Today’s industrial economy has raped the land, ruined the ozone, and has depleted more natural resources than ever before in the history of the world. Not to mention the possible threat of global warming. And yet that’s considered okay.
I don’t know about saying how we’re supposed to…that’s a pretty strong argument that you minght have difficult defending, not just on the socioeconomic level, but also the biological level as well.
Do we have cannabinoid receptors because of ancient use of marijuana?
I have heard that we have cannabinoid receptors but I was wondering why
Answer by Amy
yeah. we have THC receptors, we must be meant to use it.
Answer by Vincent G
The human body naturally produces and uses chemicals that are similar to cannabis (endocanabinoids).
Marijuana is a similar compound that tricks the body into using it instead of the real stuff.
Answer by cornflake#1
Humans manufacture a range or cannabinoid-like molecules for emergency pain management.
This level of pain management is short-lived and is used to suppress the pain while the person removes themself from danger. I’m sure you can appreciate that we’re talking about having limbs ripped-off by savage animals, or generally things that pose a high risk of death.
At those situations, the body goes more or less into automatic-drive. The fight-or-flight response activates. The heart rate and blood pressure rises to oxygenate muscles for rapid response. People have reported unbelievable (but temporary) increases in strength. Activities may appear to go into slow-motion as the person seeks to remove themselves or their child from danger
As the situation recedes (and assuming we are still alive) the realisation of major injury may cause symptoms of shock – blood pressure and heart rate may bottom out, feelings of dizzyness/light-headedness/weakness/nausea may appear, uncontrollable sweating, shivering or shaking, etc – at that point hopefully medical aid has been called.
What are the chances an intelligent alien would have cannabinoid receptors?
yep, I wanna get stoned with an alien.
Answer by A Cat.
its completely impossible to say because we don’t have any information about evolution on extraterrestrial planets. Without a baseline to work from, its all conjecture.
Answer by Lefty
It is said that in a distant galaxy, the stars and dust spiral around a giant ball of cannabis. Every planet is made of compacted cannabis, and every alien smokes it up all day,, every day. If we can ever get there, you can smoke it up with them and drink beer all day
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Is it possible for the cannabinoid receptors to overload and What would happen if they did?
Answer by Gary D
You act high, pass out, get taken to the hospital, get reported to law enforcement, Child protective service puts you in observation. You get expelled from school, become a bum on the streets, get pregnant.
It’s not pretty.
Answer by Mathew
It dosen’t work like how your describing it, the receptors do no overload. You would overdose from the THC.
According to which US Government authority you want to believe, the lethal dose of marijuana is either about one-third your body weight, or about 1,500 pounds, consumed all at once.
Hope this helps,
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If we have cannabinoid receptors why would anything with TCH in it be illegal?
I don’t smoke or anything, but i poke around on the internet a lot and i had a weird thought after reading the wikipedia page on Tetrahydrocannabinol. Maybe people with cannabinoid receptors could tell if TCH was in something, and avoid it, then live to pass on their genes.
Are the cannabinoid receptors supposed to tell us that something is bad? Like as a defense or something?
Why would we have receptors for specific chemicals? It just seems too specific.
Answer by reen_key23
You have no idea [and I didn't either until recently in pharmacy school] that there are a truckloadddd of receptors in the body including cannabinoid receptors. It’s the stimulation of these receptors by drugs like THC that cause a variety of effects. The reason why things like THC and THC-containing drugs incluidng marijuana are illegal because the stimulation of these cannabinoid [CB] receptors induces a depressant effect or that high feeling that people enjoy. This can become abused and since the process by which the sedation occurs is through a mechanism that inhibits neurotransmitter release and delays the depolarization of neurons, it can be detrimental to our body. They also have no FDA approved indications so they aren’t available for therapeutic use. But yeah, all in all, our body is terribly specific with everything. And yes, we do have endogenous cannabinoids too which is why the receptor is there.
Answer by SurferGirl
The receptors that are present in our body are for substances that naturally occur in our body. They serve varying roles. The reason that substances become addictive is that when we overload our system with these naturally occurring chemicals by taking them externally, our body needs less receptors to respond to the chemicals. Some receptors will disappear, you then need more of the external chemical to get the same response.
The reason that some substances are banned is because of the addictive affects (or money/drug companies/government). Not all drugs are equally addictive. We don’t have receptors for all the chemicals in this world, but the ones that end up becoming drugs are ones that we do have receptors for.
Answer by Brugg
Names of receptors on and in cells are usually often named after compound(s) that bind it strongly. Note that this has no bearing on:
1) What is the receptor originally supposed to bind in the human body naturally.
2) Whether another compound out there will bind it with higher affinity. It may exist but the binding affinity hasn’t been discovered.
In short, we don’t have receptors for specific chemicals. Just as your tongue can taste sweetness, the receptor does not bind sugar. Instead it binds molecules of similar conformation and shape.
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