Marijuana

Jennifer Hylton Pd. 5

Description:

-Cannabis is number three of the top five substances which account for admissions to drug treatment facilities in the United States, at 16%.

-Most marijuana users never use any other illegal drug and the vast majority of those who do try another drug never become addicted or go on to have associated problems.

-More than 30 percent of the U.S. population lives under some form of marijuana decriminalization

Neurotransmitter affected by the drug

Anandamide

Description of how the neurotransmitter is affected

1) Anandamide is involved in regulating mood, memory, appetite, pain, cognition, and emotions.

2) The reduced activity of this enzyme affects the potassium and calcium channels so as to reduce the amount of neurotransmitters released.

3) Inhibitory

citation

Douglas. "THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM." THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. Douglas Hospital Research Centre, 2 Jan. 2002. Web. 22 Jan. 2015.