If you’ve ever wondered what causes the notable “high” from marijuana, you have the endocannabinoid system to thank.

At the risk of sounding like a new-age guru, the chemical source of the mind-body connection was discovered in the mid-1980s in the laboratory of Dr. Allyn Howlett at St. Lewis University.

As it turns out, there is a particular class of molecules that help your brain process and respond to what your body is sensing, and vice versa.

Dr. Howlett and her team discovered the endocannabinoid system; a finding that is slowly changing the way researchers look at both physical and psychiatric diseases.

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Anna Wilcox ~ Herb.co

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