The Spliff Potcast


Ep 20 - Healing Touch: The Endocannabinoid System

Let's Spliff It! This session we get down with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is how weed works. But first, let's announce the winner of our Glass Giveaway!! Then back to ECS. As such a recent development, there will be tons of things to learn still, but a lowering curtain on the drug war and its theater of the paranoid and controlling has given way to some serious new information about how marijuana IS medicine! But we wouldn't have gotten here if it hadn't been for the drug war... Savor the irony. The karmic irony. This physiological system has widespread implications on our health, from the very beginning! Finding the right way to unlock the hidden magic behind this incredible bodily system isn't well understood, but we know there are TONS of methods to get through that looking glass. Smoking, vaping, topicals, eating... how do these different ways trigger these receptor sites? I go over some basic impressions to help you broaden your understanding and target your meds.

Looking for some back up links? You came to the right place!

The 1988 study that first hypothesized a cannabinoid receptor. 

Some great write ups about the history and science behind the ECS. 

Martin A. Lee makes it look easy with his historical synopsis

NORML activists know.

It's an older study, but it's very science-y and gives a broad body viewpoint.

An easy to digest Mental Floss on that lymphatic thing I was talking about in the brain, and a more scientific to digest version from the NIH.

The Cannabis Digest study on medical schools and the ECS, however ethically colored. 

The company that makes PeaPure, a natural pain relieving endocannabinoid supplement.

And that glowing write-up about its varied applications.