Cannabinoid Receptors

Cannabinoid receptors are part of our endocannabinoid system and are activated by endocannabinoids or plant cannabinoids, such as CBD. They sit on the surface of cells and wait for cannabinoids to come along and bind with them. When they get together, they tell your body to ‘do’ certain things to make sure that all of your body’s systems are in balance (see Homeostasis). There are two major cannabinoid receptors that are the best studied. CB1 receptors are primarily located within the brain / central nervous system, as well as in the lungs, liver and kidneys. CB2 receptors are mainly found in the immune system, spleen, and gastrointestinal system.

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