How It Works
The endocannabinoid system is a system of the body that controls many basic functions. It is also responsible for the effects of marijuana.
The endocannabinoid system is made up of natural molecules known as cannabinoids and the pathways that they interact with. Together, these parts work to regulate a number of activities including mood, memory, sleep and appetite.
Medical marijuana is believed to treat various disorders by acting on the endocannabinoid system.