From Project CBD – investigating the relationship between cannabis and the immune system, a topic we're pretty sure we've never covered before. Super interesting then…
"Cannabis sativa has been consumed for health and nutritional purposes for thousands of years. Many ancient civilizations – from the Chinese to the Greeks – included cannabis in their pharmacopoeia. Back then, no one questioned how or why cannabis relieved pain and calmed the spirits. It was a helpful ally – that’s all that mattered.
Fast forward to the 21st century. Scientists are trying to understand not only the molecular makeup of cannabis, but also how it interacts with the complex web of biological systems in our bodies. Yet, despite many exciting discoveries, we still know relatively little, especially when it comes to the interplay between cannabis and the immune system."
And here's what's being found out….
A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect, rather than just suppressing immune activity.