Why is medical cannabis important?
Medical marijuana is important because it effects an internal system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). A simple journey to our nations clearing house for research (NIH.GOV) and a search on “endocannabinoid” will return over 71,000 current studies on this system. Interesting, we share the ECS with most life on the planet. In fact pretty much all life on the planet, except insects, have an ECS.
Most researchers are agreeing that the ECS is your master regulatory system. It is thought to regulate everything in your body. Your immune response, how you feed and crave, your cognition, all are regulated by the ECS! Managing homeostasis (perfect regulation and balance) appears to be what the ECS is designed to do!
The ECS is a resource driven system, which means that we have to eat for it.. What does that mean? Well it means that we have to eat for it. As do our dogs, cats, pets and most other life on the planet. If I am not eating the right things then I will break my ECS’s ability to regulate my body. And guess what that would look like! Immune and feeding craving breakdown which would result in diseases of inflammation, obesity, and pain.
- Leading cause of death in the US? Inflammation.
- Leading physician complaint? Pain.
- We are breaking in our ECS due to resource need!
While medical cannabis is not the “native and natural” resources we need to consume in our diet, it is a great “intervention” therapy with the ECS. With medical cannabis a physician can be given a wonderful tool to be able to manipulate your master regulatory system! A pretty important tool!