Medical Cannabis

Cannabis is currently gaining traction as alternative medicine and in some cases the only treatment that works for patients. There are presently over 22,000 published studies on cannabis which mean cannabis is already delivering amazing outcomes for patients based on science.

A historical discovery

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system found in just about any living thing with a skeleton. The discovery of receptors in the brain that respond pharmacologically to cannabis and the subsequent identification of endogenous cannabinoid compounds in our bodies that bind to these receptors has significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease. The endocannabinoid system named after the plant that led to its discovery is perhaps the essential physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.

Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body including the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: Homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment. The endocannabinoid system, with its elaborate actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body's organs, is a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system, we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease.

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A medical revolution

Cannabinoids and other components of cannabis have shown to be able to modulate many physiological systems in the human brain and body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that trigger cannabinoid (and other) receptors. There are more than 100 cannabinoids identified in the Marijuana plant, and of the molecules, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been studied and researched the most extensively.

Cannabinoids exert their effects by interacting with specific cannabinoid receptors present on the surface of cells. These receptors found in different parts of the central nervous system and the two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the body are CB1 and CB2.

A medical revolution

Cannabinoids and other components of cannabis have shown to be able to modulate many physiological systems in the human brain and body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that trigger cannabinoid (and other) receptors. There are more than 100 cannabinoids identified in the Marijuana plant, and of the molecules, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been studied and researched the most extensively.

Cannabinoids exert their effects by interacting with specific cannabinoid receptors present on the surface of cells. These receptors are found in different parts of the central nervous system, and the two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the body are CB1 and CB2.