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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAmBKQhq1-8&w=560&h=315] "The endocannabinoid system refers to a group of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors that are involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory; it mediates the psychoactive effects of cannabis and, broadly speaking, includes:

-The cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, two G protein-coupled receptors that are located in the central and peripheral nervous systems, respectively.

-The endogenous arachidonate-based lipids, anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamide, AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG); these are known as "endocannabinoids" and are physiological ligands for the cannabinoid receptors.

-The enzymes that synthesize and degrade the endocannabinoids. Unlike traditional neurotransmitters, endogenous cannabinoids are not stored in vesicles after synthesis, but are synthesized on demand (Rodriguez de Fonseca et al., 2004).

However, some evidence suggests that a pool of synthesized endocannabinoids (namely, 2-AG) may exist without the requirement of on-demand synthesis."

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"Dr. Frankel demonstrates the structure of the CBD molecule as well as it's relationship to THC. The Doctor explains some of the key differences between THC and CBD as well as some new hope in cancer research"

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"From 2727 B.C. to the present, Weeds presents a brief history of cannabis"

Cannabis and Terpenoid Science

Wake up and smell the flowers! Not just the roses - but medical cannabis! As it turns out, following your nose could be your ticket to more effective medicine! Why? Terpenes.

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Terpenes are the fragrance molecules found in the cannabis plant's resin; terpenes not only contribute to the pungent aroma of these magnificent flowers - but they also help define the medical qualities of any particular strain!

As it turns out, cannabinoids aren’t alone in the trichome, and they definitely aren’t the only active compounds in your medicine; in fact, terpenes not only exhibit their own medical qualities (think aromatherapy), but they also act in synergy with cannabinoids!

This means you should be considering terpenes when you buy your medicine - not just cannabinoids!

At Bloom Room, we love terpenes! We've got live flowers in our shop to help enhance your medicinal experience. Think roses, tulips, daisies, and chrysanthemums - and how their potent fragrance can change your mood :)

We'll talk more on the subject of terpenes and cannabinoids, in the future. We're also going to write monthly articles on www.91Life.com to help further the fascinating science of terpenes! So, for now, just don't forget to smell your medicine before you medicate; Trust us, it makes all the difference!