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Cannabinoid Receptor Education

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We replied to a comment on Facebook with this information and we think it is worth sharing as a post, to clarify non-psychoactive, high CBD, cannabis derived medicine from the plant that is commonly used as a recreational drug and give some more information about Cannabinoid receptors for higher understanding.

“Cannabinoids are a term that describe the chemicals that are a class of diverse compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Some of these chemicals can also be psychoactive, meaning it affects brain function, resulting in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior. CBD is a cannabinoid that does not have a psychoactive effect, meaning that perception and coordination are not affected, as in the high one would experience using moderate to high THC containing substance. Simply put, the receptors are activated, but there is no high.”

Furthermore…

Cannabinoid receptors are present in almost every living thing, plants, reptiles, birds and mammals (lacking in insects), and your body produces and uses endocanabinoids, and many of the the same neural receptors can use both body and plant cannabinoids. The relation between calming epilepsy and these receptors are the #1 area of research that needs to be explored to understand how these cannabis derived medicines are working.

If you look at it in this scientific way, and consider that your body is made to accept cannabinoids, it is not that strange to think of Cannabinoids as possible medicine for various ailments. We just don’t have as much understanding as we do about other medicines, because the government has made it illegal during the last century’s boom in Science.

WIKI SOURCES/FURTHER READING:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid_receptor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabidiol

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