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Why Does Cannabis Affect People Differently?

Have you noticed that cannabis may produce different effects for you compared to your friends or family? Whether you’re consuming products containing high amounts of CBD, THC, or any of the other numerous cannabinoids found in all forms of cannabis there’s probably been some disparity from person to person in terms of effectiveness. You may have read success stories online or heard from a friend that taking CBD has helped them overcome their anxiety, drastically reduced pain, or perhaps they felt little to no change, well, there are scientific reasons behind the wide-spread claims. Going back to 1964, shortly after Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli chemist, discovered psychoactive THC he decided to test out its effects on his friends. He dosed...

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Introduction to The Endocannabinoid System

It is obvious that the consumption of cannabis has a profound effect on the body, but what makes these psychoactive and physiological changes take place? This is due to the endocannabinoid system, located throughout the body in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, immune cells and is composed of three key components – cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and metabolic enzymes. No matter where in the body the goal for the endocannabinoid system is always the same: homeostasis, which is the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment. Leafly.com presented the perfect example by presenting the correlation between homeostasis and Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Conditions need to be just right for our cells to maintain optimum...

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