Endocannabinoid System - Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System Cover Graphic by Heartland Hemp Inc.

Discovered in the 20th century in 1992 by Raphael Mechoulam, our Endocannabinoid or Endogenous Cannabinoid System ( ECS ) consists of numerous cannabinoid receptors that are naturally occurring in the mammalian brian, and play pivotal role in physiological processes such as mood, memory, pain, and appetite. Our two main ECS receptors, CB1 and CB2 can be found within our brain, nervous system, as well as our peripheral organs and tissues.