First discovered in the early nineties, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a molecular signaling system made up of receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. Its purpose is to monitor and regulate multiple biological functions within the human body to achieve and maintain balance. Insufficient endocannabinoids or cannabinoid receptors as well as an excess of enzymes can create an imbalance. Chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant can stimulate the ECS and provide effective treatment for a wide variety of illnesses and symptoms.
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CB1 and CB2 are the two main receptors that make up the ECS. They are located in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, interact with these receptors, with the chemical profile of various strains of cannabis creating unique effects. Currently, over 150 cannabinoids and 200 terpenes have been identified, some in just trace amounts.
Most everyone is familiar with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors and is responsible for the “high” sensations. CBD (cannabinoid) has gained notoriety for its curative potential. The combination of THC and CBD, along with natural terpenes, has shown promise, working together to provide what’s called the “entourage effect.” When shopping for cannabis, take a look at the chemical profile. Consider THC and CBD levels to accommodate your goals.
Find the right cannabis consumption method for you!
Consumption methods further impact your experience, from the fast-acting effects of smoking flower to the delayed effects of an edible. Determining your objectives helps you to customize your choice of products to best achieve them. Cold City Cannabis is happy to share insight into our selection, explain options, and help you find the ideal fit throughout Anchorage, AK. When you shop with us, there is no question about the quality of cannabis.