Science of Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids 101 Cannabinoids are a diverse set of chemical compounds that bind to special receptors in the human body that make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system. The “key and lock” metaphor is often used to describe this process. The human body possesses specific binding sites (“locks”) on the surface of many cell…

Cannabis use in patients with Fibromyalgia

In 2011, the Human Pharmacology and Neurosciences Unit at the Hospital del Mar Research Institute in Barcelona, Spain conducted a study to determine the effect of Cannabis use in patients with Fibromyalgia. Measuring symptoms relief and health-related quality of life, 28 FM patients who were cannabis users and 28 non-users were included in the study. Demographics…