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Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the cannabinoids


Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the cannabinoids, is a fundamental understanding of the framework the Cannabis Industry will grow with.

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Cannabis and Your Health

Cannabis in Canada

This is Health Canada's outline of the effects of Cannabis and the recommendations they have created to be a support system in our process of legalization of Cannabis and products that contain cannabinoids.

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Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)

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  10 recommendations suggest ways to use cannabis more safely, based on the best available scientific evidence.

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The New Runner's High? Examining Relationships Between Cannabis Use and Exercise Behavior in States With Legalized Cannabis.

Examining Relationships Between Cannabis Use and Exercise Behavior

YorkWilliams SL, et al. Front Public Health. 2019.


YorkWilliams SL1, Gust CJ1, Mueller R1, Bidwell LC2, Hutchison KE1, Gillman AS1, Bryan AD1.

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1Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States. 2 Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States. 

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An introduction to the Endogenous Cannabinoid System

Introduction to the Endogenous Cannabinoid System

 The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has emerged as an important neuromodulatory system over the last twenty-five years.  

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Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 1; 79(7): 516–525.
Published online 2015 Oct 30. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.07.028 Psychiatry, perturbations of the ECS are involved in several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.

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The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabinoids, and Pain

Vicious cycle of Pain

 The endocannabinoid system is involved in a host of homeostatic and physiologic functions, including modulation of pain and inflammation. 

 Rambam Maimonides Med J. 2013 Oct; 4(4): e0022.Published online 2013 Oct 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.1012924228165

Guest Editor: Elon Eisenberg and Simon Vulfsons Perry G. Fine, M.D.1,* and Mark J. Rosenfeld, M.S., Ph.D.2 

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Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System


 Published online 2018 Mar 13. doi: 10.3390/ijms19030833


Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System 


Shenglong Zou and Ujendra Kumar

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Wired to Run



Exercise-induced endocannabinoid signaling in humans and cursorial mammals with implications for the ‘runner’s high’

David A. Raichlen, Adam D. Foster, Gregory L. Gerdeman, Alexandre Seillier, Andrea Giuffrida

Journal of Experimental Biology 2012 215: 1331-1336; doi: 10.1242/jeb.063677

 The hypothesis that neurobiological rewards motivate human endurance exercise (Ekkekakis et al., 2005; Sher, 1998) is consistent with evidence that humans are highly adept endurance athletes (Bramble and Lieberman, 2004; Carrier, 1984).  

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