Week 3 Johnny’s Ambassadors Trivia Question: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THC AND CBD?
One random winner wins a livestream registration to our July 6 conference or recordings (value $99), a copy of my book, The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story, plus a goodie bag with a window cling for your car or home, a coveted Johnny’s Ambassador gold lapel pin, and a #StopDabbing magnet.
OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD, click here and type your answer (if you don’t yet have an account on our online community, you will be prompted to create one). GO!
Week 2 answers to “What is dabbing”:
A cannabinoid is a class of diverse chemical compounds that activate cannabinoid (CB) receptors in the human brain and body. CB1 receptors regulate the nervous system, and CB2 receptors regulate the immune system.
There exist external (drug) cannabinoids in the marijuana plant (under the cannabis genus). So far, more than 120 different cannabinoids have been identified in the marijuana plant, most notably delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is psychoactive, and cannabidiol (CBD), which is non-psychoactive. CBD has some medicinal properties that have been incorporated into at least one FDA-approved pharmaceutical drug. Some high potency manufactured products contain up to 100% THC and are not approved for use by the FDA. THC is still considered illegal under federal guidelines as a Class 1 drug, meaning it has no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.
In addition to external cannabinoids, we also have internal cannabinoids called endocannabinoids, which are made naturally by your body, most notably the neurotransmitters Anandamide and 2-AG. These chemicals were discovered after the drug cannabinoid when scientists were working to discover how THC made people high. Anandamide is the chemical that is your body’s “natural high” and is often described as the “runner’s high.” Among other things, they regulate mood, sleep, physical growth, brain growth, and synapse speed, especially in young, immature brains.
Our random winner this week is Andy Becker with the North Bergen Prevention Coalition! (selected by numbers in a hat).