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Your endocannabinoid system is alive and well in your body even if you never consume cannabis. But what happens when you do? The endocannabinoid system. Let’s face it – it sounds confusing and a bit scary. But understanding how and why this system functions in your body can help you make the best decisions about cannabis and you. So, it’s time to dust off the far regions of your brain that helped you through high school biology and settle in. WHAT EXACTLY IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more. Enter cannabis. The ECS is a network of cell receptors that respond to key molecules found in cannabis, known as cannabinoids. The system was first discovered in the early 1990s by researchers who were

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