Cannabinoids explained and novel legal alternatives to cannabis
Dr Corin Storkey
The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) has been widely researched since the discovery of its self-healing abilities through plants like cannabis. It has been shown to help treat and manage many health conditions like chronic fatigue, pain, inflammation, autoimmunity, mental health, migraine and many many more. However in New Zealand access to cannabis is restricted to prescription only and at a high price point.
In this workshop we will explain the purpose of the ECS and how it works, the difference between human and plant cannabinoids and how to activate our ECS using natural plants like cannabis, Peruvian maca, ceremonial cacao and plant terpenes. We will also be sharing info about new cannabinoid oil products that act as natural alternatives or compliments to cannabis oil. The intention of the workshop is to help people understand the complexity of the ECS in a simple to understand way; why there is so much interest in cannabinoids and how we can use different plants to bring about better health using the ECS.
Dr Corin Storkey (PhD – Med Chem) has over 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in medicinal antioxidant chemistry, oxidative diseases, cellular protection and health. He has previously struggled with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome and promotes an integrative and holistic approach to managing chronic health conditions. Corin currently leads the New Zealand based Maca and cacao research program that studies Andean and Amazonian plant medicines and their bioactives.