Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic compound that produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. Recent research has discovered a biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.
In each instance, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same, homeostasis, or a natural balance, at the molecular level. Think of this as a lock and key relationship.