Cannabinoid Education

What are cannabinoid receptors?

Cells have “receptors” in their membrane, which create a sort of “lock and key” connection between various chemical compounds. These connections either activate or inhibit other effects within the body. CBD is an agonist – a substance which creates a response with various receptors. Here’s what that looks like… Cannabidiol has no…

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a central regulatory system that affects many physiological and psychological processes including pain sensation, appetite, mood, memory, addiction, and sleep. This system consists of 3 basic elements: Cannabinoid Receptors (CB1 and CB2) Cannabinoid molecules that interact with the CB receptors (endocannabinoids or external ones) Enzymes that…

What is CBD?

To understand CBD, it’s first necessary to understand where CBD originates and its chemical importance. Where does CBD come from? Cannabis plants – including cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis (otherwise known as “hemp”) – produce compounds called cannabinoids, lipidic molecules that stimulate the cannabinoid receptors in diverse cells of the body, including the…