The use of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes is becoming a widespread phenomenon, as more and more countries throughout the world legalize its use. That makes sense. Simply trying cannabis once is enough to convince many people of its ability to make an impact on pain, sleep, mood, hunger and an array of other bodily functions. Still, even among cannabis consumers, few understand exactly how or why this plant can produce such a large variety of different effects. But while this may remain a mystery to many, scientists do have a strong understanding of how cannabis interacts with our bodies.
So, in this piece, we’ll walk you through the ways that cannabis activates these varying functions and how some of its active chemicals, a class of molecules called cannabinoids, are metabolized in the human body.
– Read the entire article at Benzinga.