Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

Every human and almost every single animal has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS): a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help control some of your most vital life functions related to memory, appetite, mood, pain sensation, and immune system. 

The function of the ECS is to maintain balance or homeostasis of the body. Why haven’t you learned about this system? Why hasn’t your doctor discussed this system with you?

Sadly most health professionals do not learn about this important body system as part of their education and training due to the status of cannabis as a Schedule I drug. As a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, cannabis is considered to have “no accepted medical use.” 

For more on the history and timeline of cannabis research tune into Episode #1 and #2 of The Kush Nurse Podcast where I dive deep into the challenging history of cannabis as medicine.

In 1992, scientists searching for answers on why cannabis produced psychological effects on humans discovered that humans produce their own “endo” cannabinoids and the ECS was identified. 

Technically, the ECS is simply being supplemented when a person consumes cannabinoids, terpenes, or other chemicals from an herb like a cannabis plant that happen to bind with the receptors within this system.

Many medical professionals and researchers have identified a shortage of endocannabinoids as a condition called endocannabinoid deficiency. Dr. Ethan Russo is one of the leading experts and researchers in cannabis medicine. The core concept of Dr. Russo’s theory is that some illnesses are related to defects in the endocannabinoid system. In other words, a better understanding of the endocannabinoid system might lead to significant breakthroughs in understanding diseases that affect millions of people, like migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and post traumatic stress disorder.

Want to learn more about the Endocannabinoid System and how cannabis works. Download our ECS basics video to get started.

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It’s time to reclaim our health.

You've heard about the benefits of cannabis but wonder how you can use plant med for everyday wellness and health. Perhaps you'd like to replace products in your traditional medicine cabinet with plant based alternatives.

Ready to learn more about cannabis and how it can support your health with or without the HIGH:
* Appetite
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* Immune function
* Inflammation
* Mood
* Memory
* Pain sensation
* Skin health
* Sleep
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n the last Congressional session, NORML supporters drove hundreds of thousands of messages to Congress in support of our reform efforts. And while we made history in the House, we came up short in the Senate under then-Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Today, things are different. With support for reform by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with allies Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, there is a real window in the US Senate to bring about tangible change.

While Sens. Schumer, Booker, and Wyden continue to review public comments regarding The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, we need the House to ramp up the pressure on their Senate colleagues to generate enough elected officials to the table to overcome the legislative filibuster.

So right now, we must strike while momentum is on our side. Contact your member of Congress and tell them now is the time to do their job and represent you by supporting a repeal of marijuana prohibition.

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Check in with your family. Teach them about cannabis as medicine. Sharing healthy, conscious ways to consume and the benefits of cannabis with my family has been the highlight of my trip.

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Do you struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep?

Sleep is essential for maintaining our mental and physical health, yet it eludes many adults. Insomnia , wakefulness and exhaustion is a very common problem, one that takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day.

The first thing we address during consults is SLEEP! Even if that’s not the primary concern for the visit. Some cannabis strains can help with relaxation and even sedating effects which helps us to get a better night’s sleep.

Cannabis has analgesic properties that may provide some relief for those with chronic pain, while the anti-anxiety properties can soothe a stressed out mind and body.

Sleep is one of the biggest challenges among my clients. Methods of cannabis consumption also matter.

With oral/edible products:
To get to sleep take 1-2 hours before bedtime.

To stay asleep take right at bedtime.

Inhalation may help you get to sleep but the duration of inhaled cannabis is 2-4 hrs with such a short window of effect, inhalation may not support a full night’s sleep.

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