What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System was first classified in the late 1980's and is a physiological system that affects many of the human body's internal organs as well as our immune system and central and peripheral nervous systems. It has been shown to improve and support a wide variety of ailments and diseases.
Cannabidiiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is found in the hemp plant as well as the marijuana plant. It interacts with main CB1 and CB2 receptors that are found throughout the entire human body. The number of CBD receptors in the body is greater than all of the neuromodulators combined.
Humans are not the only species in which CBD receptors are found; all vertebrates and invertebrates are recognized to have an Endocannabinoid System. Everyday, scientists are discovering more about the Endocannabinoid System.
THC is a compound found in the marijuana plant that is known for its psychotropic effects but has shown to be beneficial for many other disease ailments, such as Multiple Sclerosis, side effects from chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, nausea & vomiting, chronic pain and inflammation.
A combination of THC and CBD have shown to work together to deliver therapeutic benefits.
Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers
Licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) are vertically integrated and are the only businesses in Florida authorized to dispense medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis to qualified patients and caregivers. There are currently 13 Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers in Florida. Click here for a full list of these centers and to learn a little about them.