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  1. Ron Strider

    Scientists Map The Receptor That Makes Weed Work

    Add marijuana to humans, and you get some fairly predictable results: euphoria, hunger, introspection, anxiety, and a whole panoply of other effects. Also known as being high. Most of that complicated reaction is thanks to a single cellular structure known as cannabinoid receptor 1. Your body...
  2. Ron Strider

    How CBD Works

    Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the marijuana plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years—but how CBD exerts its therapeutic impact on a molecular level is still being sorted out by scientists. Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic drug in...
  3. K

    Start Rolling Your Blunts - Now We Know How Your Cells Get You High

    Put down that joint for a second and ask yourself, how do you actually get high? Scientists finally understand one more key part of the process. A new study in the journal Cell recently laid out the structure of the CB1 cell receptor, which binds to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical in...
  4. K

    First Atomic-Level Image Of The Human 'Marijuana Receptor' Unveiled

    In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists, including those from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), have for the first time created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular...
  5. K

    First Atomic-Level Image Of The Human 'Marijuana Receptor' Unveiled

    In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists, including those from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), have for the first time created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular...