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    How do opioids work?

    Opiate naturally comes from the opium poppy. Opioids, on the other hand, are synthetically created drugs, and encompass things like morphine, codeine, or heroin. Usually, opioids are used to treat pain. They work by acting like natural endorphins in our body and binding to the receptors that endorphins usually bind to, directly produce feelings of… Read More

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    Can marijuana be addicting?

    Often, users of marijuana make the assertion that marijuana “isn’t addictive” citing reasons like the plant is natural, or that not many users of marijuana get addicted to the drug. Despite this, evidence has shown that there is certainly a possibility that users of marijuana can have endocannabinoid receptor regulation, or cannabis receptor dysregulation in… Read More

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    Marijuana and its effects on the brain

    When smoked, marijuana’s THC enters the bloodstream almost immediately. THC travels throughout the entire body and the metabolites of THC gets stored into fat tissues of your body. Since these metabolites can be stored in the fats of the body, people who use the drug frequently and regularly will test positive on drug examinations for… Read More

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