6 best places to watch World Cup in Amsterdam and the trainstations

It has started! We have changed our background to orange to support the Dutch and finally the first game has been played. Today will be the day that the Dutch might be able to have at least some revenge on the Spanish team after one of the most frustrating final games ever played in a

Amsterdam Dance Event

If you were planning a trip to Amsterdam soon, then now is the right time! The Amsterdam Dance Event is starting this week and is an event not to be missed! The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the biggest event in Dance music in the Netherlands and brings shitloads of great acts to the city

Marijuana Music

_ Marijuana + Music _ _  two words that sort of automatically made friendship loO(     )(      )(  o  )Ooooóóóóóóng time ago.. seriously, what would marijuana be without music? And what would music have been like or still be like if it wasn’t for the marijuana? The history of marijuana and music took

How to Roll and Smoking Tips

Cannabis smoking rolling tips and tricks There are many different ways to get high on marijuana; you can smoke a regular joint in a paper mixed with some tobacco, or without any tobacco. You can smoke it from a pipe or a vaporizer. You can find some special ways to roll with paper, or build

Amsterdam Coffee Shop Google Map

Coffeeshops Map Amsterdam There are many coffeeshops in Amsterdam, in and outside of the centre. Some of them good, some of them mostly there for tourists. We picked out a few that we know are good. Have a look at our coffeeshops amsterdam page for more info. For all the coffeeshops and their location, we

Amsterdam Coffee Shops

  General information Amsterdam Coffeeshops In the Netherlands the law upholds a policy of tolerance when it comes to cannabis usage. This means that any person over the age of 18 can buy up to 5 grams of cannabis in authorized cannabis café’s, or “coffeeshops” as the Dutch call them. The sale, and usage of

How Marijuana Affects Your Brain

How marijuana affects the brain. We all know that something happens to the brain if you consume cannabis. If you smoke it, eat it, inhale it , drink it, doesn’t matter how, but something changes up there. The effects are not similar for everybody of course. I myself sometimes become one with the couch, while

 

How Marijuana Affects Your Brain

How marijuana affects the brain.

We all know that something happens to the brain if you consume cannabis. If you smoke it, eat it, inhale it , drink it, doesn’t matter how, but something changes up there. The effects are not similar for everybody of course. I myself sometimes become one with the couch, while other times my brain just goes berserk and with a speed of 1000 kph, it wants me to think of a million things and do a million more, very fast. But how does that work? How does THC affect your brain? And knowing that THC has been found to be helpful for therapeutic applications such as appetite loss, insomnia, depression and nausea and treatment of mild to moderate pain, what does CBD do then?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is not psychoactive as THC is and does not contribute to the process of getting stoned or high. THC, a key ingredient in marijuana, attaches to cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. Several areas of the brain have high densities of these receptors, which helps to explain the different effects of the drug. From a medical perspective THC and CBD have important effects each other when coming together in your body. CDB helps the THC to settle in your body and therefor helps the effect of it last longer.

How the cannabinoid receptors work.

Nerve cells communicate by passing chemical messages across contact points called synapses. The most active ingredient in marijuana, THC, attaches to cannabinoid receptors and modifies nerve action. Check out the full explanation on this great work of art! It does however look a bit scary. I personally do not believe that my memory really gets affected by smoking marijuana… or   what was I talking about again?

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SOURCE: The National Comorbidity Survey, which included 8098 participants and was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse; results published in Experimental and Clinical Pscyopharmacology, 1994