Everyone that has used marijuana, now more and more commonly referred to as cannabis, has experienced a euphoric effect. But, as most medical cannabis users know, there are many more ways that cannabis works, especially on the brain. It has an affect on every part of our brain, and some are very beneficial. This diagram only deals with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and not CBD (Cannabidiol), which is also an effective molecule for medical treatment in it’s own right.
This infographic is pretty good, even if it uses some old National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA) claims of a 9% dependency rate for cannabis users. Those numbers are now in question and doctors have realized there is an identifiable and real correlation between increased cannabis use and a decrease in opioid addiction. Cannabis may be a gateway drug…to get OFF of opioids!