The foundation of Plantz is built on the science that explains how cannabis interacts with our bodies to help treat many patient conditions. We do this for two fundamental reasons:

  1. Patients can now access vast amounts of scientific research that was previously unobtainable. In many ways this puts them ahead of many medical professionals. 
  2. There is still a significant amount of stigma and suspicion surrounding the effectiveness of cannabis to treat conditions. Understanding and sharing the science is vital so, as a community, we can demand better access to cannabis as a medicine option.

This article introduces the Endocannabinoid System, a vital but little understood component of the human body. Think of the ECS like a car dashboard. A car’s dashboard shows information such as speed, temperature and direction. Our brain make the ultimate decision, e.g. whether to go faster or slower, but the dashboard gives it the information used to make the decision. In a similar way (although far more complicated and incredible), our ECS passes information to the brain, which then ‘decides’ which hormone to release, how much to release, for how long, etc.

Our CB1 and CB2 receptors are a vital part of our dashboard that interacts with the THC and CBD molecules in cannabis. The interaction with these receptors is why our brains react the way it does when we consume cannabinoids. This article is written in plain English to introduce the basic concepts behind this extraordinary, natural human dashboard.

Get Involved to Earn Tokens

Our starter guides & articles are written by and for our community. They’re intended as “dynamic”articles, similar to a Wiki, meaning they’re intended to be updated as and when new information becomes available. We found that AI such as ChatGPT can write a good first draft, as long as an editor checks it first. However, we invite our community to collaborate to make the information as comprehensive as possible. In return, you can earn Tokens that get you discounts and voting rights.

If you’d like to earn Tokens by editing articles, please apply for a role.

If you have a proposal to write an article, an earn tokens for your efforts, please make a Proposal.

The Plantz Buying Club

Become a Plantz member and immediately save money!

Plantz is built on the idea that all members can earn tokens by contributing towards our community. Then, immediately use your tokens to apply discounts on products in our store. The number of tokens you apply is up to you. By using a simple slider in the Shopping Cart you decide how much you want to save. 

How Do I Earn Tokens?

1/ You automatically receive tokens every time you pay your membership, so in effect, you can immediately save the amount you pay in subscription each month.

2/ By contributing your time to the community. We automatically give you tokens for being an active member of Plantz. You can earn tokens for actions such as:

  1. Logging in
  2. Posting in a Forum
  3. Creating a Group
  4. Becoming Friends with another member

And many more. The more you participate, the more tokens you earn.

3/ We post “Jobs” for our members to earn tokens. If you see a job you want to do, then apply and if you do the job you earn more tokens.

How To Become a Plantz Member

Our in-depth research, including access to Articles, Forums and Groups is only available to paying members. In addition, you will immediately be able to take advantage of our Buying Club when you receive tokens in return for your subscription.

Current membership is

  • £5 per month or
  • £50 if paid annually

Join today to read the latest cannabinoid research and contribute towards our thriving community. Unlike other sites, we are owned by our patients. This means, firstly, we offer significant discounts in return for your participation. Secondly, Plantz invites you to submit proposals for other members to vote on. If they’re approved by our community, then that’s what we do.

To learn more about this, read our manifesto.