How Weed Can Actually Improve Your Sex Life

It’s leafy and potent and as likely to end up in your Vitamix as it is on your vanity. Meet the new super green blowing the wellness world up in smoke.

Weed 101

Marijuana contains over 100 different cannabinoids, compounds that interact with the body’s own endocannabinoid system. The two that get the most attention are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). They are nearly identical but with one key difference: “THC activates CB1 and CB2 receptors and is psychoactive [gets you stoned]; CBD does not and works by increasing levels of your own natural endocannabinoid, anandamide,” explains neuroscientist Michele Ross, the founder of the IMPACT Network, a nonprofit for medical-cannabis research and education. That’s not to say CBD can’t make you feel all kinds of good: Anandamide is also known as the bliss molecule for its ability to produce

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