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A team of students are preparing to participate in the interschool sports meet. During a practice session you find some vials with labels of certain cannabinoids. - Biology

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A team of students are preparing to participate in the interschool sports meet. During a practice session you find some vials with labels of certain cannabinoids.

(a) Will you report to the authorities? Why?

(b) Name of a plant from which such chemicals are obtained.

(c) Write the effect of these chemicals on human body.

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Solution

(a) Yes, I would report the matter to the authorities because cannabinoids are classified under drugs and drug abuse is an illegal practice.
 

(b) Cannabinoids can be obtained from a plant called Cannabis sativa.
 
(c) The cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors present in the brain and affect the cardiovascular system.
Concept: Drugs and Alcohol Abuse - Adolescence - Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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