What stimulates the cells in the human brain

What is
marijuana?

 

Marijuana is a plant that people put in to
rolling papers etc. to get a high satisfaction. Marijuana contains a chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 1THC stimulates the cells in the
human brain to release dopamine, in which creates euphoria which is a kind of
emotion, according to NIDA (The
National Institute on Drug Abuse). THC also interferes with how information is processed
in the hippocampus, which is part of the brain which is responsible for forming
new memories. THC can induce hallucinations, change thinking and cause delusions.
 The effects of
marijuana last about two hours on average, the THC takes about 10 – 30 minutes
to enter the body. Even when the perceived high stops the psychomotor
impairment may continue.

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The status of marijuana in the UK is:

This
act is intended to prevent the non-medical use of certain drugs. For this reason,
it controls not just medicinal drugs (which will also be in the Medicines Act)
but also drugs with no current medical use. Drugs subject to this Act are known
as ‘controlled’ drugs. The law defines a series of offences including: unlawful
supply; intent to supply, import or export and unlawful production. The main
difference from the Medicines Act is that the Misuse of Drugs Act also
prohibits unlawful possession. To enforce this law the police have the power to
stop, detain and search people on ‘reasonable suspicion’ that they are in
possession of a controlled drug.2

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Cannabis was
re-classified in January 2009 and is now a Class B drug under the Misuse of
Drugs Act, 1971.3 In
the Uk for marijuana majority of the time the person with the cannabis on them
will get it confiscated, and given a caution. But in the end could possibly
lead to arrest due to repeating offending, threatening public order etc.

 

 

 

 

1
https://www.livescience.com/24553-what-is-thc.html

2

What are the UK drug laws?

3
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/cannabis.aspx