What Do Chocolate and THC Have in Common?
Cannabinoids are fat-soluble chemicals found in plants and mammals. It has also medicinal properties. THC in cannabis is one of the most studied cannabinoids and also one of the most notorious ones. THC, when activated, has psychoactive properties. In the endocannabinoid system, there is a cannabinoid neurotransmitter, called anandamide (n-arachidonoylethanolamide, or AEA) that is also present in chocolate. Anandamide is a naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoid in the brain and the nervous system. It plays a vital role in feeling good. In Sanskrit anandamide means bliss derived from the word Ananda.