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 vital 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.


It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t left you without a dope rhyme to step to… 🎶🎧

But I’m back… doing the work isn’t just about helping others it’s filling my vessel first. I have had some amazing adventures these past few weeks and settling into my role at Pacific College. It’s a privilege, this I know and give thanks for daily to teach Cannabis Medicine at a college. It’s humbling to show up for the first time as your whole self in a traditional setting.

Today I am grateful for this journey and committed to filling this vessel first so I can keep doing this incredible work.

Today’s walk was all about clarity and peace thanks to @nursegrown_vermontcannanurse hemp flower “Suver Haze” 🌞🌞 Just a nice, chill vibe.

Healthy consumption methods matter and my @davincivaporizer never fails me.

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Excited to host this masterclass with brilliant @lacannanursenavigator for @cannanursescnoc

Interested in cannabis nursing or unsure where to start?

FREE Cannabis Nursing Masterclass on Monday, May 9th 5pm PST/7pm CST/8pm EST.

This class will answer many of the questions nurses have about cannabis nursing as well as provide valuable insights on the opportunities available for nurses in this space.

Registration is required. Link in bio

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Happy 420!!! 💚🌿Grateful for this plant and this community. We keep working and fighting for access, freedom and healing.

Keep that Endocannabinoid lit today! Enjoy! 💚🙏🏼

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