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.

Articles in Endocannabinoid System

Scientific research shows that THC and CBD promote a healthy microbiome
Exploring the therapeutic potential of CBD's botanical precursor
25 years of groundbreaking research — an annotated history.
Give your endocannabinoid system a boost.
Mug of coffee beans and cannabis leaf
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..
abstract image of brain
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.
Eye exam machine
Scientists at the University of Indiana have recently described the role of cannabinoids in healing wounds on the cornea
Lipids
It has been known for some time that CBD acutely increases endogenous cannabinoid levels.
Cancer cell and DNA
A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect.

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Project CBD speaks with Dr. Rachel Knox about "endocannabinology," THC/CBD synergies, and whole food nutrition.

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