Cannabis research these days is focused on the endogenous cannabinoid systems (ECS), discovered in 1992. The ECS is a physiological system found internally (“endo”) in all mammals. It creates natural cannabinoids (the best known are anandamide and 2AG) that help the body maintain balance, a process called homeostasis. Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant mimic those internal cannabinoids. When our homeostasis in “out of kilter” using cannabis can help regain the body’s internal balance.
There is a great deal to learn about the ECS and scientists around the world are captivated by this newly discovered physiological wonder. In 1993 there were just 10 studies of the ECS found in PubMed, the national database for scientific research. By 2015 that number had exploded to 6,521!
The role of nutrition in a healthy ECS Nat Neurosci. 2011 Mar;14(3):345-50. doi: 10.1038/nn.2736. Epub 2011 Jan 30. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t
Cannabidiol exhibited in vitro activity against viral hepatitis C. Source: Potential of Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Viral Hepatitis
The nation’s first federally approved study to see if medical marijuana can ease pain for those with terminal illnesses is under way. Advocates hope it will make patients less reliant on opioids. Source: This Hospice Is Hoping To Prove That Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful
In a recent study, researchers at Indiana University found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana. “The most exciting aspect of this research is the potential to produce the same therapeutic benefits as opioid-based pain relievers without […]
The journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. It has many excellent articles. This article addresses a frequent question: Will CBD convert to delta-9 THC? Source: A Conversion of Oral Cannabidiol to Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Seems Not to Occur in Humans
There is study after study indicating the vast potential that cannabis has for treating HIV. Source: Is Cannabis The Secret To The Cure For HIV? – Reset.me