How long can you detect marijuana in the body?


Tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical in marijuana that makes people feel “high,” can stay in the body for several days or even weeks. The length of time this chemical stays in the body or continues to show in a drug test depends on many factors. These include: how much body fat a person has how often they […]

CBD as an effective treatment for anxiety disorders


CBD interacts with the cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1R), the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor, and other receptors in the brain that regulate fear and anxiety-induced behaviors. Preclinical and clinical evidence has established CBD as an effective treatment for numerous types of anxiety disorders, including: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Panic disorder (PD) Obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

There are three main types of cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidoil CBD

There are three main types of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD isolate is the pure form of CBD, while full-spectrum CBD is an extract containing other compounds of the cannabis plant, such as terpenes and other cannabinoids. The third type is broad-spectrum CBD. People use CBD for a variety of health reasons, such as pain and anxiety. […]

Dr Ruth Ross: Demystifying the endocannabinoid system

ECS Endocannabinoid System

Dr. Ruth Ross describes what happens in the brain when introduced to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary ingredients in cannabis. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?


The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Receptors (proteins) are found on cell surfaces They receive information and respond to the environment around them When cannabinoids attract to a receptor, a signal is sent, which allows a function to take place CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and CNS (central nervous system) CB2 receptors are mostly […]

How does CBD work?

How does CBD work

How is CBD Absorbed? Cannabinoids must attach to a fatty acid binding protein to pass through the membranes of our cells. Once its inside the cell, CBD starts to be broken down by fatty acid amide hydrolase, a metabolic enzyme. From there, the CBD can start interacting with the receptors and compounds in our bodies! […]