Best Answer

The way that marijuana works is that anandamide, a natural neurotransmitter produced, reacts to cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol mimics the action of these anandamides and attaches itself to the cannabinoid receptors.

on the other hand, neurotransmitters that are affected by Marijuana are Dopamine and Norepinephrine. Dopamine has a variety of roles in the brain, such as attention and gratification. Norepinephrine, for the most part, affects action and response.

Serotonin and GABA may also be affected.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What neurotransmitter is affected by marijuana?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Who is most affected by marijuana?

The person using it.

What of the neurotransmitters are associated with Marijuana?

The main neurotransmitter associated with marijuana is dopamine, which is responsible for regulating pleasure, movement, and motivation. Marijuana use can increase dopamine levels in the brain, resulting in feelings of euphoria and relaxation. Additionally, marijuana can also affect other neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA.

What body parts are affected by using marijuana?

brain, heart, and lungs

If you don't smoke marijuana but am in the company of those who do will I be affected?

Yes you will be affected by the second hand smoke, you may not get the affect of the drug.

Does spice affect THC detoxification?

Yes then up to a day later if you smoke marijuana you will not be affected

What color is your urine if you smoke weed?

The same color it was before you smoked the marijuana, the color is not affected.

What is the medical term meaning neurotransmitter?


Does smoking marijuana effect growth?

Yes, in pregnant mothers the baby`s birth weight can be affected.

What drugs inhibits the neurotransmitter serotonin?

COCAINE does more than anything also Marijuana HEROIN probly LSD PEYOTE MUSHROOMS OPIODS and many antidepressant and other psychiatric drugs claim they do..

Does marijuana effect hemorrhoids?

When you smoke marijuana, there is a sudden increase then decrease in blood pressure. Hemorrhoids could therefore be affected by this. Also, marijuana has been found to affect some people's digestion (for the better or worsE), which is also linked to hemorrhoids.

A chemical found in the synaptic vesicles that when released has an effect on the next cell is called a?


What are the principles of synaptic transmission?

Calcium ions enter the presynaptic neuron resulting in the release of neurotransmitter from the per-synaptic membrane. The neurotransmitter diffuses across the synaptic cleft, fusing with the receptors of the post-synaptic membrane. This changes the sodium channels to open and sodium ions will to flow into the post-synaptic neuron, depolarizing the post-synaptic membrane. This initiates an action potential. After the post-synaptic neuron has been affected, the neurotransmitter is removed by a type of enzyme called cholinesterase. The inactivated neurotransmitter then returns to the pre-synaptic neuron.