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Meet Your Endocannabinoid System: How You Could Benefit from Cannabis Use
Just as you have a digestive system, an endocrine system, and more, you also have an ancient endocannabinoid system. Its role is to bring balance to your tissues, including your heart, digestive, endocrine, immune, nervous, and reproductive systems. And, with cannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies, it makes sense that we are built to make use of the cannabis plant if needed.
As you know, I don’t like using drugs when there are other options for healing. My primary reason for this is, in western medicine, which I practiced for decades, many drugs are used to cover up symptoms, not to heal the problem at its source. In addition, even “safe” drugs can cause unwanted effects in your body.
So, of course, I have seriously questioned the use and reported benefits of cannabis, or medical marijuana — especially because of the psychoactive properties of tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. THC is the cannabinoid, or compound, in Cannabis, that makes you feel high.
Regardless of whether or not you support cannabis use, there’s no ignoring the fact that it has made its way onto the medical scene so it’s good to be informed. As it turns out, Cannabis can be extremely beneficial for some people, and there are ways to use cannabis therapeutically without the side effect of being stoned!