How Does Cannabis Get You High?


How do marijuana’s psychoactive properties work? Have you ever looked at your hands? I mean really looked at your hands? You might think you have, but as the above classic Doonesbury cartoon implies, people who are high on cannabis may perceive mundane objects to be far more fascinating than usual. How is it that a plant that first emerged on what’s now the Tibetan Plateau can change humans’ perception of reality? The secret lies in…