THE HOW AND WHYS CBD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA WORK
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.
Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS. But so far, we know it plays role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including:
reproduction and fertility
The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis.
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.