What is the Endocannabinoid System?

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

What is the Endocannabinoid System? In 1964, researchers in Israel discovered the therapeutically active substances in cannabis that have come to be called cannabinoids and isolated the most popular and possibly effective cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). More than 20 years later, in 1988, researchers identified the human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Both cannabis plants and people…

What are edibles and how should I take them?

What are cannabis edibles and how should I take them?

Edibles are foods and drinks, such as brownies or beverages, that have been infused with cannabis extracts, or concentrates, all of which contain active ingredients such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), with the most common being a blend. There are two main types of edibles: sublingual and gastrointestinal. Sublingual is Latin for ‘under the…

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What are Terpenes and what do they do?

Terpenes are not unique to cannabis. They are produced by a variety of plants and insects. While terpenes are an end-product in cannabis, they are among the building blocks of nearly every single living organism. There are more than 20,000 terpenes in existence and at least 100 produced by the cannabis plant. Plants developed terpenes…

What are Cannabinoids and what to they do?

What are Cannabinoids and what to they do?

One of the most valuable words in the cannabis glossary, that all cannabis consumers need to understand, is cannabinoid. Cannabinoids, like THC, CBD and CBG, are organic chemical compounds that, with terpenes, make up the building blocks of the cannabis plant. Cannabis cannabinoids provide recreational appeal to humans because they mimic our own naturally produced…