Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a biological system, was found by Israeli Scientists in 1988. It is a large receptor system and the master regulator of homeostasis in the human body. Research has proven that the ECS plays a critical role in regulating a range of functions and processes in the body, including: memory, sleep cycle regulation, regulation of mood and emotions, pain perception, and appetite.

Endogenous cannabinoids, or endocannabinoids, are lipid based – naturally occurring – neurotransmitters in the body. They are chemical messengers in the body that send signals between nerve cells and are critical for health and wellness.

After the initial pain of an injury, The Central Nervous System (CNS) engages enzymes to slow down and stop pain signals. These enzymes create special molecules, endocannabinoids, primarily anandamide and 2-AG.

The ECS and Cannabis are separate issues, yet connected. Whether one is “exposed” to cannabis or not, we have evolved with an ECS and it functions, or malfunctions. Our bodies create these endocannabinoids that interact with our cannabinoid receptors.

To properly advance both topics proper education on both is necessary. These tidbits of information are simply the tip of the iceberg and TDCann Institute plans to reveal the rest of the iceberg to those making the decisions on the future of ECS and Cannabis.

Proper education is the true conservative approach to Cannabis reform.