March 15, 2014

Munchies Baby!

You might be familiar with the savory illusion of the munchies yourself or seen a friend become consumed by gluttony after partaking. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana, and the fact that we have cannabinoid receptors built into our bodies has long puzzled scientists worldwide.

Recently, studies have found that the same active cannabinoids in weed are actually in human breast milk. It turns out that this specific cannabinoid is vital to the survival and development of a newborn infant. It's extremely important for babies to have their cannabinoid receptors activated by the endocannabinoids in the mother's milk so that they don't suffer from a life-threatening lack of appetite and learn how to suckle and eat.