S2E5 - The Endocannabinoid Researcher

 

Episode Description

What is the endocannabinoid system?  Did you have that friend in high school with the hemp shirt who told you, "The body was designed to smoke pot, man!"  That is not as crazy as it sounds.   Trevor and Kirk talk to Dr. Robert Laprairie.  He is a pharmacologist who studies the endocannabinoid system.  Your body produces its own cannabinoids and has receptors that can accept external cannabinoids like  THC and CBD.  But just because cannabis is natural doesn't mean that it shouldn't be used with caution.  Dr. Laprairie also discusses interactions with prescription medications and other thing to watch for.  But in general Dr. Laprairie is very positive about cannabis research in a post-legalization Canada!

Music: Gary Procyshyn
 
 
 
Links:
Robert Laprairie
 
Cannabinoid Research Initiative of Saskatchewan (CRIS)
 
Cannabinoids & Medical Cannabis - RxFiles
 
Medical Cannabis for the Patient booklet - RxFiles
 
Project CBD - Cannabis interactions with Rx meds
 

The future of type 1 cannabinoid receptor allosteric ligands - Mariam Alaverdashvili & Robert Laprairie
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03602532.2018.1428341

 

 

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