Endocannabinoid System

Endocannabinoid System

Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a hitherto unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabiod System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.

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It is increasingly recognized that cannabidiol can moderate many of the effects of THC, but the mechanisms by which CBD does this aren't obvious..
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One broad effect of CBD and THC is the stimulation of neurogenesis — the production and integration of new neurons in the brain.
Dozens of plants – not just cannabis – contain compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system.
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Scientists at the University of Indiana have recently described the role of cannabinoids in healing wounds on the cornea
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It has been known for some time that CBD acutely increases anandamide levels.
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A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect.
Project CBD speaks with neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman on the endocannabinoid system and the biology of wellness
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Saoirse O'Sullivan's group at University of Nottingham (UK) examined the effects of singing and dancing on endocannabinoid levels
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Two contradictory studies underscores why preclinical research is only a first step in developing medicines
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A study led by scientists in Spain indicates that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the treatment of HER2-positive cancer.

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