A Lot To “Digest”: Cannabinoids in the Gastrointestinal System

As a society, we are indebted to researchers who’ve dedicated entire lives to investigating less popular subjects. Early on, medical researchers heightened interest in cannabis miffed a lot of the scientific community as a whole, who thought of cannabis as a recreational drug unworthy of study. However, the study of cannabis and its active ingredients lead directly to the discovery

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The A to Z of Understanding Cannabinoids

The Endocannabinoid System You’ve heard of the nervous system, circulatory system and the digestive system, but your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is probably something you aren’t aware of. This is because the ECS was only recently discovered, and released to the public, within the last 30 years by an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry Raphael Mechoulam, studying

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What Is THCA And What Are The Benefits Of This Cannabinoid?

THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a cannabis compound that is beginning to demonstrate immense therapeutic potential despite the infancy of its research. You’ve heard of THC, and while they may sound similar, THCA actually has drastically different properties. Unlike THC, THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. As marijuana dries, THCA slowly converts to THC. Heat

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What Is CBN And What Are The Benefits Of This Cannabinoid?

Do you remember the first time you heard about cannabidiol, or CBD? Remember how the national opinion of medical marijuana changed drastically once we gained knowledge of its non-psychoactive compounds? And who could forget how this discovery impacted the lives of children suffering from seizures and patients with chronic pain and inflammation? What you may not know is there are many

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The Effects Of CBD On Fear, Anxiety, And A Healthy Stress Response

Phytocannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) are a subclass of cannabinoids derived from plants, typically hemp. In the 1800s, hemp plants were widely cultivated as a fiber source and food in the form of seed oil. Even George Washington grew hemp on his farm in Mount Vernon. Today, worldwide uses of hemp encompass hundreds of consumer products, including ropes, fabrics, paper, plastics

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The Secrets of The Endocannabinoid System

One of the most important systems in our bodies is often overlooked until more recently. The Endocannabinoid system is involved in establishing and helping to maintain homeostasis within the human body. Cannabinoids and their receptors can be found in all parts of an animals’ body from the brain, tissues, glands and immunity cells. For example, a life process called autophagy;

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How (and Why) Your Brain Makes Its Own Cannabinoids

As you probably already know, unlike water, potatoes, and many top-selling pharmaceutical drugs, it’s virtually impossible to fatally overdose on marijuana. What you might not realize, however, is that this remarkable attribute of weed stems from the fact that the human body actually produces its own “endogenous” cannabinoids (chemicals otherwise unique to the cannabis plant). These cannabinoids—whether formed in your

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