Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Is the Master Controller of Our Bodies

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

In simple terms, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is the master controller of the body. The ECS is perhaps the most important physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. 

The ECS is involved in a variety of human physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, memory, and maintaining balance in the body; this is known as homeostasis. Cannabinoids are involved in the fundamental life, death and differentiation alternatives of cells. 

Cannabinoid receptors are present throughout the body, embedded in cell membranes. In simple terms, you might say the human organism is extremely cannabinoid-friendly. 

There are two primary cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. These receptors are primarily found in the nervous system and in the organs.

Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

It wasn’t until 1988 that ECS was first believed to be discovered as a result of a government-funded study. As part of that study at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Allyn Howlett and Dr. William Devane determined that the mammalian brain has receptor sites that respond to compounds found in cannabis. 

Later in 1992, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Dr. Devane and Lumir Hanus discovered the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Production legal again

You might wonder why it has taken so long for scientists to discover and research the important benefits of CBD and the effects it can have on the ECS. The answer is mainly due to the Congressional Act of 1937 that banned cannabis in the United States and made it illegal to grow industrial hemp. 

Finally, after decades of public outcry and clamoring for CBD, the United States Congress legalized the production of industrial hemp on American farms in December of 2018! 

The image shows this legislation signed by Mitch McConnell in Dec. 2018, using a HEMP Pen.
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