Most people believe marijuana is to blame when it comes to memory loss. This is not entirely true, it depends on the cannabidoids that are consumed. The most common impairment for someone that consumes marijuana is short term memory but this is due to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of cannabis.
CBD has recently been a large area of interest for researchers and scientists who have uncovered some of the most valuable properties of the cannabis plant. Known for its therapeutic effect, CBD is one of the main and more effective chemicals found in cannabis. But how does CBD work in the body?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a medicine and should be administered in appropriate and calculated amount to pets to ensure that it fits the pet’s needs. Despite the fact that it has proven medical benefits, Dr. Gary Richter, the owner and medical director at Montclair Veterinary Hospital says that it is federally illegal to even talk about it across the board and he suggests that it is mostly because of lack of education and knowledge.
The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors can be found all throughout the body, but many of them are in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with movement, coordination, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, and memories. These are the receptors that the widely known THC attaches itself to.