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Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

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...

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.

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Many saw cupping, a chinese medicine practice, in the mainstream during the 2016 Olympics. When Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps, appeared on the global stage during his swim meet with circular bruises on his back and legs it gained a lot of attention. Many athletes...

It’s more than just medicine

It’s more than just medicine

In this episode, we will be discussing a one of the benefits of cannabis which gets often dismissed. Cannabis is more than just a medicine it can be a tool used to help you check in, reset and even focus. Cannabis can be a way for you to find peace. As the resident...

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What is Cannabis Nursing with guest Cannabis Nurse Heather

What is Cannabis Nursing with guest Cannabis Nurse Heather

Listen in as we talk to Cannabis Nurse Heather about:  The Role of the Cannabis NurseHow to care for the Endocannabinoid System (ECS): the largest receptor signaling system in the body.The impact of the cannabis nurses in the healthcare systemFree education for...

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Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

In this episode, we continue looking at the complicated history of cannabis.  We pick up in the 1980s and the Reagan era with the war on drugs. We learn of the discovery of the endocannabinoid system almost 30 years later by Israeli scientist, Dr. Rafael...

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Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

Cannabis: A Complicated History

In this episode, we begin to discuss the complicated history of cannabis.  I will share the findings of cannabis from 10,000 years ago through the era of cannabis as medicine and then to the criminalization and demonization of the drug. We begin by looking at the...

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@thekushnurse

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
https://bit.ly/cannanursemasterclass
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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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