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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the mammalian central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.

Endocannabinoids are like the body’s natural THC. In fact, endocannabinoids got their name from cannabis. Plant cannabinoids were discovered first. Endo means within, and cannabinoid referring to a compound that fits into cannabinoid receptors.

There are two main endocannabinoid molecules, named anandamide and 2-Ag. Funny thing, scientists wouldn’t have discovered anandamide without THC. Psychoactive (THC) was first discovered by Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam back in the 1960s.


His finding quickly spurred a rush to figure out how THC worked, and whether or not our own bodies produced a similar compound.

More than two decades after the search began, anandamide was found. Yet, once they isolated the chemical, they faced another challenge. What should it be called? They turned to Sanskrit. Anandamide comes from the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means bliss. So, basically, anandamide means bliss molecule.

Cannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the body, giving them a wide variety of functions. However, certain receptors are more concentrated in specific regions. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system.

The diversity of receptor locations shows just how important endocannabinoids are for day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate the following:

The ECS theory of disease is termed “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency“.  The idea is simple: when the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids or cannot regulate them properly, you are more susceptible to illnesses that affect one or several of the functions listed above.

Enter non-psychoactive CBD. While THC binds with cannabinoid receptors directly, CBD does not. Instead, it works it’s magic on an enzyme. The enzyme in question is called FAAH, and it is responsible for pulling excess anandamide out of circulation.

CBD puts a stop to this. Psychoactive THC works by mimicking the body’s own endocannabinoids. But, CBD increases the amount of endocannabinoids in your system.

CBD stops enzyme FAAH from breaking down all of the anandamide, and therefore makes more of it available for use by your cells. This is why CBD is a natural mood-lifter without psychoactive effects.

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*Although Legal in the State of Florida; Medical Marijuana it is still deemed illegal by the Federal Government

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Understanding the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Other Conditions that may Qualify for MMJ Therapy in Florida:
  • Anorexia

  • Arthritis (any kind)

  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)

  • Chemotherapy Side Effects

  • Chronic Back Pain

  • Chronic Headaches

  • Chronic Neck Pain

  • Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

  • Essential Tremor (Kinetic)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hepatitis C

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Lyme Disease

  • Migraine

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

  • Neuropathy

  • Post-Polio Syndrome

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

  • Radiation Therapy Side Effects

  • Seizures

  • Severe & Chronic Pain

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Spasticity

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

  • Tardive Dyskinesia

  • Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

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