Tag: endocannabinoids

The Endocannabinoid System Part 1

This article is the first in a series on the topics of cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, and cannabinoids, by Adam Pfister. Part 1 – Your Endocannabinoid System Can you guess who possesses hair, a neocortex, three middle ear bones, and an endocannabinoid system? Every mammal on the planet, that’s who. The endocannabinoid system plays a […]

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Understanding the Receptor That Makes Us High

Scientists are a little bit closer in CB1 receptor research and understanding how CB1 receptors function in conjunction with cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, with newly published research showing that the receptors are more flexible than previously thought. Our endocannabinoid system is built throughout the entire body, which can produce its own endocannabinoids which are used to […]

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New Study Shows that Marijuana Compounds Could Help Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimers

Recently released research from the Salk Institute labs in San Diego, California displays evidence that various marijuana compounds found in the marijuana plant actually withdraw amyloid beta proteins from neurons grown in a lab. Amyloid is the toxic protein found to accumulate in the brains of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. The marijuana compounds also notably decrease cellular […]

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