The ECS regulates appetite, digestion, immune function, inflammation, mood, sleep, motor control, temperature, and pain.
Cannabinoids (like CBD and THC) work as neurotransmitters (chemical messengers that deliver information from one cell to the next) to regulate functions in the ECS.
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency is a term encompassing conditions related to dysregulation of the ECS. Common CECD conditions include Fibromyalgia, migraines, and IBS.
Other treatment resistant conditions that are currently being researched and are showing potential include Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, neurological/neurodegenerative/neurodevelopmental illnesses, acute and chronic kidney disease, autoimmune disease, chronic inflammatory disease, and chronic pain.
Read the full study by Dr. Ethan Russo here:
what is the difference between hemp and cannabis?
Contrary to popular belief, hemp and what is traditionally known as cannabis are the same species of plant: Cannabis Sativa. CBD can be produced by both types of the plant. The difference is really in the presence or lack of THC, which is the compound that causes intoxicating effects. In Wisconsin any cannabis that has less than 0.3% THC content is legal.