Demystifying the endocannabinoid system. | Ruth Ross | TEDxMississauga



Dr. Ruth Ross describes what happens in the brain when introduced to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary ingredients in cannabis. This talk was …

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  1. What a disappointing lecture. 17 minutes to tell us that endocannabinoids regulate stress. Is that the summation of your PhD? A very condescending lecture. Nothing has been demystified. ‘Regulate’ tell us nothing about the molecular mechanism behind how it works. A lock and key analogy tell us nothing. Was her PhD the term ‘lock and key’ repeated thousands of times? Tell us something! I find it extremely condescending when scientists keep any info that is remotely scientific from us because they think we can’t handle it. All it achieves is an overly simplistic explanation that answers nothing.

  2. good talk explaining some of the lesser discussed aspects of how cannabis affect our endocannabinoid system, just a little bit of a concern that it is one sided though, much like the mirror to the absolutely pro-cannabis talks, which don't acknowledge that it is only usefull in balance, what i mean is yes excessive cannabis use can completely disrupt our ecs, such that it forgets how to up- regulate production of its own endocannabinoids, which would be better to learn to harness through more natural means, still we must also consider this in context of the fact that most people who've never touched cannabis already have some kind of broken endocannabinoid system that is not regulating its own stress appetite or exercise responses the way a healthy human being can, and in such cases cannabis actually can be the jumping point that helps an individual get across those inital stress or appetite or exercise inefficiency, such that they are drawn to develop more healthy habits like engaging with nature eating healthy foods and doing exercise because of the high kick-start, the real danger is when we consume these artificially inflated weed strains, that've made a frankenstein out of the natural levels of thc/cbd, and range of other phytocannabinoids, that would help in their balanced concentrations, then is when it can become really addictive and have withdrawal effects if overused, like any medicine, it has real potential to help but the dosage has to be balanced else it can backfire, thats the fact which i think she has not acknowledged as even drugs that help upregulate the endocannabinoid response-as she advocates-can become a severe dependency, it all depend on factors much more than science has the capacity to understand at this point, which is why they have totally ruined the pharma industry in the name of profit and making individuals, even those healthy at one point, more sick than they were before, by targets of overly specific mechanism of symptom relief instead of more wholistic remedies, which i think natural whole plant cannabis is, when used appropriately, we should acknowledge how it helps ecs regulation not occuring on its own in range of chronicdiseases

  3. What I do know is that I'm tapering off xanax and cbg and marijuana thc in low dose have helped diminish my addiction to it. Benzos and pain medications vs marijuana… marijuana is the clear winner. Pharma wants u to become addicted so u keep buying it. Never cared for marijuana until 20 years on xanax. Now I take CBd and cbg and chill. Just keep it at a low dose so I don't get buzzed.

  4. If someone was hyper aware of this concept. I wonder if it would be possible for them to conciously regulate anandamine and 2-arachidonoylgylerol in their endocannabinoid system. For instance, if someone was hyper aware of these processes, could they possibly convince their body to upregulate production? So while smoking it would downregulate naturally, and while not smoking a concious thought upregulate to create balance.
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    A kind of weak comparison could be Tibetan monks/nuns changing their body temperature conciously. It is different in a lot of ways, but it is similar in the way that temperature regulation is mainly an autonomic process just like our endocannabinoid system.
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    Kind of just thinking out loud here. Could be pretty crazy though.

  5. Cannabinoids are the way of pain management future. I guarantee you it'll dramatically help drop opioid OD rates and accidents. When I'm using CBD oil regularly, my opioid use for chronic pain (neck, hip, backs, I'm only 27 T-T) drops to almost zero.

  6. You 'FEDS' are trying to get me 'BANNED' !

    It seems like there are only FOOLS that respond to me wanting to tell me to 'lay off DRUGS'. nobody EVEN TRIES the 'transition' process to see TRUTH.

    It is the same as you can lead that horse to water but you can't make it drink.

    I am telling you how to create GOLD but can't make you do it !

    I am being CYBER ATTACKED because of this;

    GOD please help me in getting your message out;

    Juicing CANNABIS will regulate humans through the ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM without INTOXICATING you.

    Trust is very hard when you have died and returned with a 'message' the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 'FEARS'. – I had FACEBOOK send me INTERNET pages to fill out with my story of how THC saved my brain when I wrecked and died. I had many message me asking if I lived there because it was seen logging on WORLD WIDE.

    GOD please make the FEDERAL agent stop TERRORIZING my WI-FI / COMPUTER at router CenturyLink4347.

    Just what are you FEDERAL agents in KALISPELL MONTANA trying to do ?

    I have been telling the same thing for well over 10 years and you have used portable routers on me which this cripple had to learn to disable with a strong MAGNET. So then you use an old CENTURY-TEL truck using old MONTANA PRISON pinstripe jumpsuit and 'splice' my phone line.

    Stop CYBER ATTACKING me FEDERAL FELON. There should be nobody on my WI-FI in country, it does not travel MILES !

    I have been trying to tell the world that THC has been reconnecting my ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM that is healing my 5.5 brain injury. Words means nothing so I give this;

    TRANSITIONAL METALS

    ZINC = MERCURY

    COPPER = GOLD

    NICKEL = PLATINUM

    There is a very special temper with no 'oxygen' at 3500F for 100 hours that TRANSITIONS.

    I do this to 'prove' that THC has been healing my 5.5 brain injury.

    ~ ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM ~ look it up ~

    There are 'shells' that are around ATOMS that a special 'boil' shatters, creating 50 more atoms. In nature it was QUARTS that melted covering metals absorbing shattered 'shells' that created GARNETS / SAPPHIRES.

    I ask in JESUS name

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