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endocannabinoid system

Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?

Dr. Ethan Russo, a prominent cannabis researcher, weighs in on his theory of endocannabinoid deficiency—or the idea that many common illnesses might be caused by an unbalanced endocannabinoid system.

A Physician’s Perspective on Optimal Cannabis Dosing

Dosage is the key factor in achieving the most benefits and least adverse effects of cannabis. A basic understanding of the key characteristics of cannabis dosing can empower you to make the most of this incredibly versatile, safe, and effective herb.

How to Stimulate the Endocannabinoid System Without Cannabis

Beyond cannabis, certain foods and activities can also help the endocannabinoid system function optimally, improve your health, and enhance the effectiveness of medical cannabis.

Why Does Cannabis Produce THC?

Learn why the endocannabinoid system doesn't exist solely so we can get high, and why cannabis plants produce cannabinoids at all.

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

Leafly spoke with the scientist who first isolated what's sometimes called "the bliss molecule" about the future of cannabis research.

The Runner’s High and the Endocannabinoid System

We’ve all heard of the “runner’s high,” but what is it? Learn more about this post-workout sensation and how it relates to the endocannabinoid system.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System and What Is Its Role?

Learn more about the endocannabinoid system including how it interacts with cannabinoids to help produce cannabis effects and its role in our bodies.

Get Ready for Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Week

Get ready for Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Week, an article series exploring what the ECS is and how it works to produce the effects of cannabis.

CBD vs. THC: Why Is CBD Non-Intoxicating?

Why is THC intoxicating and CBD is not? How can one cannabinoid alter the mind so profoundly, and the other seemingly not at all?

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect the Brain?

Discover how cannabis consumption affects the brain, and learn why proper THC dosing is essential to getting the most out of your experience.

French Drug Trial Tested Endocannabinoid Meds, Not Cannabis

Global media thought a cannabis drug was behind a clinicial trial that left four with brain damage. It wasn't.