The biggest story behind the, Marijuana Hooplah is the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
The ECS promotes Homeostasis, which is the balance and fine tuning of all of the 11 major physiological systems insuring they are all working in harmony with one another.
That’s why cannabis seems to bring balance to many ailments.
The Endo-cannabinoid System (ECS) is a biological system of receptors and neurotransmitters in the brain, nervous system, organs, glands, immune cells and connective tissue. A healthy ECS will act as the master controlling system for:
Components of the ECS: Cannabinoids, Enzymes, Receptors.
Enzymes: Any substance in the body that causes chemical reactions to occur.
Endocannabinoids are produced naturally inside your body. Phytocannabinoids are produced in nature and at higher levels in the cannabis plant. (Endocannabinoids can be supplemented into the diet through Hemp and Hemp Seed based foods). Whereupon the phytocannabinoids will mimic your missing endocannabinoids. That’s why a well balanced diet will include hemp seed oil and full plant spectrum foods or supplements.
Every time a key (Cannabinoid) fits into a lock (Receptor) the lock causes an effect to occur in the body.
The 2 main endocannabinoids found in the body are:
Anandamide is commonly referred to as ‘the bliss molecule’ and is responsible for runners high and the blissful states that come from structured play, yoga and meditation.
2-AG the most prevalent endocannabinoid is responsible for Appetite, Pain Response and Immune System Functions.
While you were napping in 2003, the US Govt. Department of Health & Human Services registered a patent on Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants.
US Patent No: 6,630,507 B1
That’s pretty weird because another branch of the same government the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on the 2nd of Aug 2019, continued to maintain that Cannabis and Cannabinoids would not be rescheduled, stating 3 reasons:
The potential for, and history of abuse and addiction
Lack of accepted medical use
Lack of safety information – Figure that out !?!?!?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most abundant cannabinoid naturally present in the industrial hemp plant and it’s extracts.
CBD is non psychotropic, non-intoxicating, non-addictive and very well tolerated by humans, even in large doses.
At least 113 different cannabinoids have been isolated from the cannabis plant.
The most studied cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Hemp extracts are used in food/supplements for their health maintaining properties.
Hemp extracts include valuable phyto-nutrients like Terpenes and Flavonoids. They are also part of the CBD Economy.
Terpenes provide the aroma of the plant and flavinoids provide taste.