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Another Bodily Function: Homeostasis

Some medical uses for cannabis

The endocannabinoid system helps the body to maintain equilibrium. When illness or injury affects this process, cannabis can be a natural alternative.

We know that our hearts circulate blood, our lungs take in oxygen, our digestive tract extracts nutrients from our food. We also know a bit about hormones and how they affect our different systems.

There’s another, and it’s called the endocannabinoid system. It’s an overall process that maintains homeostasis – equilibrium of the human body. Although there’s lots more to learn about this system and its components – receptors – we know that its primary function is to communicate and regulate levels of different cannabinoids in bodily organs. Continue reading