WHAT IS CANNABIS?
Cannabis is a plant of the Cannabaceae family and contains more than eighty cannabinoids (out of 400 chemical entities) which are biologically active chemical compounds. The most commonly known cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). According to the National Institutes of Health, people have used marijuana, or cannabis, to treat their ailments for at least 3,000 years.
HAS TWO SPECIES
contains less than 0.3% THC
contains more than 0.3% THC
Cannabinoids are natural compounds found in the cannabis plant that have different effects. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), and CBG (cannabigerol) are just some of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Less common cannabinoids that have been found beneficial are CBN, CBC, and CBD-V.
Can Cannabinoids Offer Any Benefits?
CBD (cannabidiol) products have been reported to treat conditions such as chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, cancer, depression, anxiety and many more possible uses are currently being researched. Keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter by clicking here!
How Do Cannabinoids Work?
Cannabinoids affect the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS system is named for substances the body naturally produces and depends on called endocannabinoids and are very similar to the plant-based substances known as phytocannabinoids.
How Does Your ECS Work?
The ECS (endocannabinoid system) involves three core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. Endocannabinoids, also called endogenous cannabinoids, are molecules made by your body. They’re similar to cannabinoids, but they’re produced by your body. These help keep internal functions running smoothly. Your body produces them as needed, making it difficult to know what typical levels are for each. These receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to take action. Enzymes are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function.
The ECS (endocannabinoid system) runs throughout the whole body which is why it is believed that cannabinoids have so many different beneficial uses. A major job of the ECS is homeostasis, which regulates many of the body’s essential functions including:
IS CANNABIS LEGAL?
YES! CANNABIS IS LEGAL! Hemp and hemp derived products are legal in the state of Louisiana as long as the product contains less than .3 percent THC on a dry weight basis. All products (Cannabis) sold on this site meet this criteria.
YES! Marijuana is legal with a medical recommendation in the state of Louisiana.
WHAT ARE CANNIBINOIDS?
Hormone Levels and Fertility
Appetite and Digestion
Memory and Concentration
Pain and Inflammation
Awareness of Your Senses
Skin and Nerve Function
Your endocannabinoids communicate with your nervous system to keep all these things within acceptable parameters. When you consider that, it makes sense that cannabinoids can have numerous positive impacts essential bodily functions. There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:
CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system
CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells
Endocannabinoids can bind to either receptor. The effects that result depend on where the receptor is located and which endocannabinoid it binds to. For example, endocannabinoids might target CB1 receptors in a spinal nerve to relieve pain. Others might bind to a CB2 receptor in your immune cells to signal that your body’s experiencing inflammation, a common sign of autoimmune disorders. These functions all contribute to homeostasis which helps your body to return to its ideal operation. Read more about this by clicking here!
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