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endocannabinoid system

A Physician’s Perspective on Optimal Cannabis Dosing

Dosage is the key factor in achieving the most benefits and least adverse effects of cannabis. A basic understanding of the key characteristics of cannabis dosing can empower you to make the most of this incredibly versatile, safe, and effective herb.

How to Stimulate the Endocannabinoid System Without Cannabis

Beyond cannabis, certain foods and activities can also help the endocannabinoid system function optimally, improve your health, and enhance the effectiveness of medical cannabis.

Why Does Cannabis Produce THC?

Learn why the endocannabinoid system doesn't exist solely so we can get high, and why cannabis plants produce cannabinoids at all.

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

Leafly spoke with the scientist who first isolated what's sometimes called "the bliss molecule" about the future of cannabis research.

The Runner’s High and the Endocannabinoid System

We’ve all heard of the “runner’s high,” but what is it? Learn more about this post-workout sensation and how it relates to the endocannabinoid system.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System and What Is Its Role?

Learn more about the endocannabinoid system including how it interacts with cannabinoids to help produce cannabis effects and its role in our bodies.

Get Ready for Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Week

Get ready for Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Week, an article series exploring what the ECS is and how it works to produce the effects of cannabis.

CBD vs. THC: Why Is CBD Non-Intoxicating?

Why is THC intoxicating and CBD is not? How can one cannabinoid alter the mind so profoundly, and the other seemingly not at all?

Holistic Nursing and the Endocannabinoid Connection

Dosage is the key factor in achieving the most benefits and least adverse effects of cannabis. After following thousands of patients using medical cannabis for…

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect the Brain?

Discover how cannabis consumption affects the brain, and learn why proper THC dosing is essential to getting the most out of your experience.

The Effects of CBD on Fear, Anxiety, and a Healthy Stress Response

Studies show that the way cannabidiol interacts with the endocannabinoid system can have a major impact on fear, anxiety and the way humans respond to stressors.

How the Endocannabinoid System Impacts Metabolism, Obesity and Inflammation

The endocannabinoid system and the gut impact each other in a variety of ways. Learn how the ECS plays a role in regulating obesity, metabolism, inflammation and more.

French Drug Trial Tested Endocannabinoid Meds, Not Cannabis

Global media thought a cannabis drug was behind a clinicial trial that left four with brain damage. It wasn't.

‘Inflammaging,’ the Endocannabinoid System, and How CBD May Help

Do cannabinoids such as CBD promote wellness against inflammatory aging, or “inflammaging”? Learn how CBD can potentially mitigate neurodegenerative pathways.

Can Cannabinoids Positively Impact Your Body’s Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Health?

There is emerging science paving the way for the application of cannabinoids such as CBD (cannabidiol) in the world of orthopedic joint, tendon, bone, and connective tissue health.

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