3. The Human Body Has Cannabinoid Receptors
Interestingly, the human body actually has receptors in the brain and nervous system that are specifically attuned to various cannabinoids, making them cannabinoid receptors. It is the interaction between the cannabinoids and these receptors that create the medicinal and mind-altering properties of cannabis.
In the human body, cannabinoid receptors are responsible for functions governing mood, appetite, pain suppression, and mood. The two types of cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 mainly occurs throughout the nervous system, while CB2 is present in the immune system and liver cells. It’s no surprise that cannabinoids are proving medically useful given that our body is literally set up to accept cannabinoids!