The Endocannabinoid System-Lunch & Learn with Michael Backes

Why does cannabis affect us? How does THC and CBD work within our bodies? Only recently scientists have begun to understand this. In 1992, Lumír Hanuš, a Czech analytical chemist working in Israel with American pharmacologist William Devane, isolated the first known endocannabinoid in the human brain. This led to the discovery of the human endocannaboid system, responsible for managing muscle coordination, memory, appetite, pain perception, neuroprotection, and more. Few medical professionals know about the endocannaboid system (ECS) because most graduated before it was discovered.  Cannabis researcher and author Michael Backes will explain the ECS, what it does, and how plant-produced cannabinoids interact with the human body.  $20 registration includes class materials and hot buffet lunch. This Lunch & Learn session will sell very quickly; register today.

Event Details

11:00 PM on September 14, 2019

01:00 AM on September 15, 2019


University of Hawaii Maui College
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant
Kahului, HI