Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases – Tonic

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.

The fact that humans even have an “endocannabinoid system” sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn’t been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might have received a different name.) But while the research on cannabinoids began in the ’90s as a way to help us understand why pot affects so many areas of our health, the endocannabinoid system is now understood to be one of the most important physiological systems in our body.

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