The endocannabinoid system and mental health….
We live in an age where we're starting to map out the relationships between brain function, genetics, epigenetics, and life experience are starting to be understood.
But left out of these studies until very recently has been the important roles played by the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
We'll speculate that this unfortunate omission (unfortunate, because the research would have begun decades earlier if not for the DEA's research embargo) has kept the chemical treatment of mental illness at the brute force level because the research available simply ignored the underlying effects of imbalances in the ECS which can be treated often with the right application of cannabinoids, terpenes, trichomes, etc. in the cannabis plant.
This article focuses on what's being learned and the promise it has to revolutionize psychopharmacology.
If the endocannabinoid system is not functioning well, your mental health is in jeopardy. New studies show cannabis can fill in for some of these deficits.