How the Endocannabinoid System is Like Bowling

I have recently been delving more deeply into the cellular function of our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Named after the plant that led to its discovery (cannabis), the ECS is an essential physiological system for establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are abundant throughout the body; they are found in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. Within each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same – homeostasis. (more…)

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Controlling the Psychoactive Effects of THC with CBD

One of the most fascinating things I have observed since becoming certified in Florida as a cannabis physician is the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While they are both cannabinoids (the chemical category that provides most of the therapeutic effects of cannabis) that have amazing therapeutic benefits, the psychoactive effects of THC can be limiting or undesirable for some people. Although I had researched it in the past, I now have many first-hand accounts of how CBD decreases or even prevents the mind-altering effects of THC. (more…)

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