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Biomedical Cannabis Research

With areas of focus including Cancer Treatment and Prevention, Pharmacology of Cannabinoids, and Opioid Addiction Mediation, The SIU Cannabis Science Center will offer medically-based courses and future degree opportunities. 

"The endocannabinoid system of the human body is a communication system between cells. It is a neurotransmission system found in different zones and tissues of our body that helps in the regulation of various metabolic processes.


Endocannabinoid System

Cannabinoid receptors (CB) along with endocannabinoids constitute the endocannabinoid system which is essential for the body to function normally. The endocannabinoid system is not only found in humans, but it has also been identified in mammals, birds, amphibians, etc.

As it is a system within the body, it has been called “Endo” and “cannabinoid” because it is affected by the intake of phytocannabinoids and they fit within the receptors producing similar effects to the endocannabinoids generated by the body". - Source, Kalapa Clinic. 

Cancer treatment and prevention

Pharmacology of cannabinoids

Opioid Addiction Mediation

 Cancer Prevention