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Get Ready for Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Week

December 9, 2016
Endocannabinoid System Week
Whether you’re an adult-use consumer interested in cannabis consumption or a medical patient looking for symptom relief, the effects you’re after likely depend (at least in part) on your endogenous cannabinoid system. But what exactly is the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and why do we have it?

Similar to our CBD Week, we’ll be publishing articles all week exploring topics related to the endocannabinoid system (ECS):

Questions About ECS Week? Let Us Know!

Do you have questions about the ECS, or any of the ECS-related content you read next week? Post your questions in the comments section of these articles. Look for the “ECS Week” tag at the bottom of articles, and click on it to see all the ECS Week content for this series as it goes live next week. We’ll be answering your questions through Monday, December 19.

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Nick Jikomes

Nick is Leafly's principal research scientist and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University and a B.S. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a professional cannabis researcher and data scientist since 2016.

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  • Open Minds

    It’s too bad the mainstream media won’t do a series like this. Not even CNN mentioned the ECS during their now famous “Weed” series. The reason why cannabis works as a medicine is due to the ECS. Big Pharma & Big Medicine don’t want you to know about the ECS because they are terrified of the fact that once people find out about the ECS, it will cut into their profits. As a matter of fact, if you type endocannabinoid, Disqus’ spell check will try to correct the word to endocrinologist. The same happens when you type it in Facebook. Go ahead, type endocannabinoid and see how it tries to auto-correct you. Amazing…