What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been a very hot topic in the news for the past year. CBD is the primary non-intoxicating component of cannabis—both marijuana (where it is present in varying concentrations, by strain) and hemp (where it is the dominant cannabinoid). You find CBD-labeled products in grocery stores, drug...

What is THC?

The pharmacology of (−)-trans-Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is probably the most well-studied of any controlled substance. THC has both psychoactive and peripheral physiologic effects in man, but it is best known as the component of marijuana that causes a “high”. THC is the most common phytocannabinoid (plant-derived cannabinoid) in cannabis drug...

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM HITS PRIME TIME!

See this COVID-19/social distancing story from CNN.com: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/health/sleep-craving-carbs-coronavirus-wellness/index.html In a prior post we discussed the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), that vast and diverse neuromodulatory system that contributes to homeostasis throughout the body. Not a surprise to people who have used cannabis, the ECS has substantial input into our hunger and...

The Human Endocannabinoid System

The endogenous cannabinoid (or “endocannabinoid”) system is a complex, widely dispersed neuromodulatory system that some consider to have the ultimate responsibility for “homeostasis” (that is, the maintenance of “steady state,” or “normal”) in the human body. Homeostasis has also been called “biological harmony in response to changes in the environment.”1...