When you take cannabis, dopamine is released via the nerve cells in the brain. Dopamine is a signaling substance that is formed in connection with e.g. exercise, sex, and alcohol. It gives us a sense of happiness and well-being.
By consuming cannabis, we can affect the endocannabinoid system (abbreviated ECS, also called our internal system). Our ECS keeps the immune system and central nervous system functions (and reactions) in balance.
Research has shown that the endocannabinoid system affects the following functions in the body: