Understanding your endocannabinoid system and the role it plays in your health


As the United States finally starts to emerge from the Dark Ages of Cannabis Prohibition, it’s important to shout from the rooftops the scientific fact that the human body was made for cannabis.

In case you didn’t know, your body contains a unique system of receptors that’s designed to utilize the many natural cannabinoids found in cannabis, which in turn facilitates healthy balance and homeostasis throughout your body.

This endocannabinoid system, as it’s called, responds to one thing, and one thing only: the entourage of cannabinoids found in cannabis – which means if you’re not using cannabis in some way, shape, or form, then your body is more than likely cannabinoid deficient.

It might sound antithetical, the idea that the human body could be lacking in an herb that’s been “illegal” since the 1930s. But it’s true, and here’s why:

According to the latest science, your endocannabinoid system, or ECS, functions much like a conductor of an orchestra, utilizing both endogenous (made inside your body) cannabinoids, as well as exogenous (made by cannabis) cannabinoids to ensure that your respiratory, digestive, immune, and cardiovascular systems are all working optimally.

“The orchestra are our organ systems,” says Carl Germano, a board-certified clinical

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