"The Endocannabinoid system, present in all mammals, is 600 million years old. It is intelligent and very complex. It helps us maintain mental and physiologic balance in the face of stress. It controls memory, digestion, movement, cognition, sleep, pain, immunity, pleasure, mood, fear, appetite, attention, reproduction and protects our nervous system to name a few functions." "Research is beginning to show how the ECS mediates between our bodies and our microbiome. There is also promising preclinical work showing the anticancer effects of cannabinoids against multiple human cancer cell lines and in animals. There are many ways to strengthen your endocannabinoid system while we work to change laws that hold back this much needed research. Meanwhile and thankfully, Mother Nature has already given us the perfect medicine in cannabis and hemp as whole plants. Both versions of this plant have evolved with us and are already able to interact with our endocannabinoid system safely.- By Felicia Dawson, M.D. Read More.