The Endocannabinoid System: Truths, Half-Truths, and Unknowns
Scientists frequently speak in caveats because there are few absolute truths in science; what is "true" (relevant) in one set of circumstance may not be true at all in a different context.
The endocannabinoid system mediates a range of physiological responses that seem paradoxical. Activation of the CB2 receptor by THC, for example, suppresses immune cells that cause Crohn's Disease, but does not cause an overall state of immune-compromise. Cannabidiol (CBD), despite its structural similarity to THC, is not psychoactive, does not bind either of the two known endocannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), yet somehow mimics THC's anti-inflammatory properties.
This month's Frank Talk will explore some of what is currently known about the endocannabinoid system, attempt to dispel a few misunderstandings, and discuss promising new avenues of research.
Tuesday, May 31st
Fort Greene Bar (Globeville)
321 E 45th Ave,
Denver, Colorado 80216
Join Frank Conrad, Lab Director of Colorado Green Lab for The SCIENCE! of Cannabis. Happy hour is from 5:00-6:30 with half off wine bottles and taps all night for all you lovers of SCIENCE!
Frank will talk from 6:00-6:30 and then open the floor for questions.