Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System

  title={Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System},
  author={Franjo Grotenhermen},
The human body possesses specific binding sites on the surface of many cell types for cannabinoids, and our body produces several endocannabinoids, fatty acid derivatives that bind to these cannabinoid receptors (CB) and activate them. CB receptors and endocannabinoids together constitute the endocannabinoid system. Some phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, and a multitude of synthetic cannabinoids produced in the laboratory mimic the effects of endocannabinoids. ∆-THC… CONTINUE READING