The Endocannabinoid System is a series of receptors present in all humans and many animals. These receptors are utilized by both endocannabinoids such as anandamide, and phytocannabinoids such as THC and CBD derived from the Cannabis plant. Cannabinoids have a role in maintaining homeostasis especially in the areas of inflammation, focus, and feelings of bliss. There is strong evidence that cannabinoids can be useful in managing the symptoms and progression of some disease processes.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of the human Endocannabinoid system and how some plant medicines influence these important receptors.
Instructor Jeananne Laing
Jeananne Laing is a Master and Clinical Herbalist and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach based in Calgary. Jeananne is co-founder of Lodgepole School, President of the Alberta Herbalists Association and an Alberta representative for the Canadian Council of Herbalists Association. Jeananne’s interest in Cannabis as medicine began many years ago when she discovered that taking a small amount of marijuana prior to a public speaking project in high school took away debilitating anxiety and allowed her to actually enjoy the task, rather than being paralyzed with fear. With the recent change in Canadian laws, Jeananne has been able to turn her herbal attention to teaching about the healing benefits of cannabis. Jeananne spends a good portion of her time as a Cannabis Educator at Harvest Medicine in Calgary.