Real facts about Cannabis
Where and how CBD can help our body.
To talk about cannabis we need to first discuss The Endogenous Cannabinoid System (ECS for short) is called “the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.” Endocannabinoids and their receptors exist naturally all over the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each respective system, cannabinoids work independently but towards the same goal; homeostasis.
With that being said
All vertebrates and invertebrates have an ECS, the most primitive animal to have an ECS is a sea-squirt, a simple filter-feeder that evolved over 600 million years ago. The ECS is undoubtedly a vital system, recent studies show that the ECS may have more to do with some diseases than we thought, this means that maintaining your ECS may restore balance in the body and promote good health.
Hemp and Hops
Marijuana and beer hops are in the same family, hops plants and marijuana plants share the same types of terpenoid compounds which gives them their similar, potent aroma and flavor. Taxonomists who look at the characteristics in plants in order to group them put Humulus (hops) and Cannabis (among others) in the same family called Urticales due to many similarities between the two plants.
The head of the US Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930-1962 Harry Anslinger, coined the term “marijuana” for legal cannabis because it sounded foreign and threatening to American values. It has been recorded that Anslinger often exaggerated the truth about cannabis so far to say it was “an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.” In early 1938 when a defense attorney called on Dr. James Munch, a professor of physiology and pharmacology who was an ‘expert witness’ to testify for the FBN during the Marijuana Tax Hearings, to speak on his clients' behalf. During this trial Dr. Munch ‘admitted’ that he experimented with marijuana on dogs and- for scientific reasons- tried the substance himself, and when asked about his experience he stated, under oath “After two puffs on a marijuana cigarette, I was turned into a bat. I flew around the room and down a 200-foot-deep inkwell.”
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