Cannabis Industry Who’s Who: Meet Plant Science Educator Emma Chasen

Cannabis has amazing healing potential. However, we don’t yet know much about the intricacies of how and why it can be so medicinal for some people. As more cannabis research comes out, we are able to uncover the power of the compounds in the cannabis matrix to work together to promote healing. This is called the Entourage Effect. It’s the theory that all compounds inside cannabis work together to produce the most medically efficacious response. This is why I am such an advocate for whole plant medicine. Whole plant medicine, such as cannabis flower, has the full range of compounds, and therefore is able to produce a much more healing experience than a distillate or extract for example. The potential of cannabis with its full range of secondary compounds, to act as homeostatic agent, anti-proliferative, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-emetic, the list can go on and on, is what makes cannabis such a powerful medicinal herb. It has the ability to hit so many targets in the body and enact healing on so many levels.

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