- What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system of receptors and neurotransmitters found throughout the brains and nervous systems within all mammalian species. The ECS is the most extensive biological system of receptors in the body.
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- Learn the difference between CBD and THC
Plants of the cannabis species contain more than 100 cannabinoids, but two of them are the main ones: THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). Each one produces different effects on the nervous system and the recreational and therapeutic functions that are given to the plants of this species are derived from them.
THC is the component of marijuana that is mostly prohibited or restricted by most countries in the world. This is because it is the psychoactive component and among its main effects it increases appetite, increases the sensation of pleasure when eating, produces drowsiness and affects short-term memory. THC is the main component for recreational uses of marijuana.
CBD, on the other hand, counteracts the effects of THC in several aspects, reduces the feeling of anxiety and has antipsychotic properties. It is also the most sought after component in medicinal marijuana strains.
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties far superior to THC and lacks psychotropic effects, making it safe for any patient. It also has an anticonvulsant effect, reduces muscle spasms, is anxiolytic and helps in the treatment of schizophrenia.
In this video you can learn more about these two components, their differences, effects and benefits.
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- How beneficial is the use of CBD?
Some types of cannabis contain a lot of THC that is psychoactive, others only have cannabidiol, better known as CBD. This component is known for its healing properties, but are the therapeutic purposes proven?
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- CBD Nation
Featuring world leading experts in the field of cannabis scientific research such as DediMeiri Ph.D., Dr. Ethan Russo, Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., Dr. Sue Sisley, LumirHanus, Ph.D., Sari Sagiv, Ph.D., Nick Dipatrizio, Ph.D., Dr. June Chin, Dr. Debra Kimless and others; and featuring the powerful stories of Rylie and Janie Maedler, Jayden and Jason David, military veteran Colin Wells and others.
- Weed the People
Medical marijuana has the potential to save lives, but existing legislation prohibits millions of Americans from experiencing the life changing benefits of cannabis as a cancer treatment. From filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, this look beyond politics and propaganda will challenge everything you might have known about cannabis and reveals the brave stories of ordinary families who are exploring the benefits of medical marijuana to save the lives of their most precious loved ones – their children.