Six months after the government legalised the use of medical cannabis not a single patient has been prescribed the drug on the NHS
Rebecca picks up her award from JCI Scotland's (Junior Chamber International) for Ten Outstanding Young People Awards 2019 in the category for Medical Innovation🏆
Endocannabinoids are molecules that are produced naturally by all vertebrates. Once an endocannabinoid engages with a cannabinoid receptor, it triggers chemical changes that ultimately transmit directions to the cell.
While researchers are still exploring just what exactly the ECS does in the human body, early research suggests that this system has many different functions, including regulation of sleep, appetite, immune function, mood, and pain.
It would be like discovering that nerves in your toes don’t respond to touch in the same way your fingertips do; instead of physical objects, they can sense magnetic fields.