The Endocannabinoid System


In this online course, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of how cannabis interacts with the human body, particularly the endocannabinoid system. Understanding the endocannabinoid system is critical to understanding how cannabis produces physical and psychological effects on users, particularly those effects that are medicinally beneficial.


Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major components of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
  • Summarize the overall function of the ECS.
  • Identify the mechanism by which major cannabinoids act in the central nervous system.
  • Compare and contrast THC and CBD.
  • Understand the basic mechanisms of receptor signaling.
  • Understand the basics of cannabis pharmacology.
  • Learn differences between CB1 and CB2 receptors.
  • Learn some of the ways CBD can influence THC.
  • Explore some of the additional therapeutic targets of cannabinoids.
  • Learn the role that diet, lifestyle, and genetics can have in association with the endocannabinoid system.
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