Cannabinoid 101 Series Part Two: What do cannabinoids do?

In part one, we mentioned that cannabinoids interact with the body's Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for a variety of physiological and cognitive processes. 

In this blog post, we will discuss what cannabinoids do, what the Endocannabinoid System is and how they can be used. 

What do cannabinoids do? 

Cannabinoids interact with cannabinoid receptors to regulate a variety of functions in the body, such as inflammation, pain perception, mood, and memory. They can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions. 

Cannabinoids can also be used recreationally. THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana, and it produces the "high" associated with smoking cannabis. CBD does not produce a high, but it has been shown to have a variety of medical benefits. 

The endocannabinoid system 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates and controls many of our most critical bodily functions such as learning and memory, emotional processing, sleep, temperature control, pain control, inflammatory and immune responses, and eating. The "cannabinoid" receptors in the brain — the CB1 receptors — outnumber many of the other receptor types on the brain. 

How are they used? 

In various forms, cannabinoids are smoked, vaped, or eaten. In addition, there are a variety of products that can be applied to the skin in the form of oils, liquids, sprays, balms, and gels. 

Medicinal drugs containing cannabinoids may be helpful in treating certain rare forms of epilepsy, nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, and loss of appetite and weight loss associated with HIV/AIDS. In addition, some evidence suggests modest benefits of cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic pain and multiple sclerosis symptoms. 

How Our Team Uses Cannabinoids 

Jake, our Digital Sales Manager uses different types of cannabinoids for different reasons. He says, “I personally use CBD for when I’m super anxious and don’t want that THC or Delta 8 kick and just want to have a mellow unwind session without the “High”. Delta 8 would be my go-to all day smoke as I actually have started to prefer Delta 8 sometimes over Delta 9 due to the less anxious effects and more mellow uplifted effects.”  

Lacey, our Customer Service Manager and Ambassador Coordinator is a regular Delta 9/THC user. She says, “I have chronic pain issues along with several mental health issues and have been consuming it for over 20 years at this point in my life. CBD also helps me with the same pain and mental health issues but does not give a psychoactive high. I like to use CBD in topical form such as the Evocann Max Balm for my knee deformity that causes intense pain and in my belly button for severe period cramps.” 

Tracie, our Business Manager is new to the use of any part of the plant. She says, “After years of dancing and numerous injuries, I use CBD to help with joint pain. I like to use the Evocann Max Balm on my knees, ankles, hips and back. In addition, I use the EvoCann Tea Paste to help with my issues with sleep due to menopausal symptoms.” 

Christina, our Brand Manager likes to smoke Lacey's Pineapple Jam D8 Flower for sleep. How about when she works out? It's the Pineapple Jam, but in HHC. She says, "D8 helps my mind and body relax when I am suffering from insomnia. HHC helps my mind stay alert/active while keeping my body relaxed. ." But remember, every BODY is different so the effects can show up in your body differently." 

Check out Part Three of this series here

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ICYMI the rest of the series: 

Cannabinoid 101 Part One

Cannabinoid 101 Part Two

Cannabinoid 101 Part Three

Cannabinoid 101 Part Four

Written by Tracie James

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