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Nov 7, 2020 2 min read

The endocannabinoid system demystified

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by The Cannabis Enigma Podcast
Dr. Rachel Knox

How much do you know about the Endocannabinoid System — the system present in nearly every part of the human body that helps maintain balance, and which the chemicals in cannabis can help regulate?

Dr. Rachel Knox explains everything you need to know about the Endocannabinoid System in a special episode brought to you and originally published by The Cannabis Conversation podcast, hosted by Anuj Desai.

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Dr. Rachel Knox
Dr. Rachel Knox

“In a basic sense, it’s this massive neurotransmitter system inside of our bodies,” Dr. Knox explains, “that keeps us in balance, that keeps us healthy. It modulates and controls every physiological system that you can think of in the body.”

Dr. Knox discusses the interactions between CBD, THC and other chemicals in the cannabis plant and how they can be used to tailor treatments for different patients, her role in creating an endocannabinoid sub-specialty for other doctors, and how her family of four doctors all wound up in the field of cannabinoid medicine.

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Mixed by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man. Music by Desca. The Cannabis Enigma podcast is a co-production of The Cannigma and Americans for Safe Access.

Full transcript to be published shortly.

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