the endocannabinoid system

Endocannabinoid System

(ECS) Discovery The ECS is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids. In 1992 Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, a professor of medical chemistry and natural products was working in the lab at Hebrew University when he stumbled on a startling revelation. Together with his team, they uncovered a naturally occurring neurotransmitter called anandamide. They kept digging and […]

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Cannabis: Marijuana vs. Hemp vs. CBD

It can be confusing talking about this exciting revitalization of marijuana and hemp in discussions of medicine, products, legality, distribution, and education. Here’s a simple way to view it–IT’S ALL CANNABIS! Hemp has been grown globally for uses like clothing, building materials, and the plant’s extract value for organic healing. Marijuana plants go back thousands […]

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What is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil is Cannabidiol. It is one of the natural chemical compounds, collectively known as phytocannabinoids, that are specific to cannabis plants, either marijuana or hemp. A cannabis plant has more than 80 phytocannabinoids, accounting for 40% of the plant extract. CBD is most abundant in the flower resin glands of the plant. Another major […]

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5 Wonderful Ways CBD Oil May Benefit Your Dog’s Health

Hemp based CBD oil (cannabidiol) is all the rage these days and is now legal in 47 states in the US. Thousands of people are starting to realize just how potent and versatile this remedy is. The amazing thing about hemp CBD oil is that it’s great for dogs too. There are several health benefits […]

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History of Hemp in the United States

George Washington pushed for the growth of hemp as it was a cash crop commonly used to make rope and fabric. In May 1765 he noted in his diary about the sowing of seeds each day until mid-April. Then he recounts the harvest in October which he grew 27 bushels that year. It is sometimes […]

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Hemp Vs Marijuana

Hemp/industrial hemp and marijuana are two distinct varieties of the same plant species. Hemp is a fiber crop. Marijuana is a drug crop. However, these definitions have become confused in the last 60 years. Recently, a movement has begun to distinguish the terms again. It is important to understand the history of usage of these […]

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