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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex nerve cell signaling system that modulates the central nervous system’s function and helps maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is the state of equilibrium in the body in which all the organs function optimally, maintaining physiological, cognitive and emotional balance. The active chemicals in Cannabis sativa (marijuana) interact with the ECS, and it was the study of these phytocannabinoids that lead to the discovery of the human ECS. Read more: What Is the Function of Endocannabinoids? Article

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