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Why Cannabis is the perfect choice for a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Even though Saint Valentine of Rome was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II on February 14, 270 A.D. for marrying Christians in secret, it wasn’t until the Late Middle Ages, with a little help from Geoffrey Chaucer, that the feast day of Saint Valentine became associated with the romance of courting. Today, unfortunately, thanks to years of aggressive capitalism, Valentino’s day is an overmarketed exercise in spending money rather than the intimate endeavor of experiencing quality time with the person you love as it was originally intended.  However, the addition of Medical Cannabis from Green Door West’s Vegan, Organic menu can fix that. It’s all in the Anandamide. From the Sanskrit word “Ananda” meaning “happiness”, Anandamide is an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter that...

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5 Plants That Contain Cannabinoids

Up until recently, researchers thought that cannabis was the only plant that produced cannabinoids, active chemical compounds secreted by the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with our endocannabinoid system which regulates homeostasis inside our bodies. It influences everything from our immune system to our inflammatory response when we are injured. Further research proved that cannabinoid-like chemical compounds were found in other plants like flax seeds that contain CBD, the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that helps relieve pain and anxiety. These cannabinoid-like compounds are called cannabimimetics. They work by acting on our endocannabinoid system and sometimes directly or indirectly affect biological functions. If you’re interested in finding additional cannabinoid sources besides cannabis, these five plants are your prime choices. 1. Coneflower (Echinacea)...

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