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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

In this second rendition of Cannabis Education by APRC we talk about the endocannabinoid system and the entourage effect.

This system deals with a variety of hormone secretions in the body. The endocannabinoid system is the relationship of the neurotransmitters that bind with receptors. Two specific receptors of the system are the CB1 and CB2 receptor. CB1 is most prominent in the central nervous system, and CB2 is most prominent in the peripheral nervous system. THC Cannabinoids have an affinity for the CB1 and CBD has and affinity for CB2. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that interact with certain receptors of the body. Cannabis plants have many cannabinoids, however THC and CBD are the most commonly studied and talked about.

The Entourage Effect, this is the idea that different chemicals work with one another to produce specific effects within the human body that exceeds the ability of each chemical individually. Selective breeding for certain combinations of chemicals in desired ratios can create specific desired effects within the body.



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