Article by Dave Asprey, Bulletproof.com
Marijuana is getting closer and closer to federal legalization in the U.S. That’s good news for the simple reason that no one should be able to dictate what you put in your own body to make it do what you want, whether it’s raw milk or entheogens. I’m happy to see more and more states legalizing pot because it makes it much more likely you’ll remain free to use other substances – like vitamins – of your choosing.
Whether or not marijuana improves your performance or is even good for you is a more complex question.
The short answer is that, for some people, used properly, cannabis can be really beneficial. On the flip side, it’s a fine line between using marijuana as a tool and using it as a crutch. The good news is, a lot of the new delivery systems and cannabinoid extracts make it easier than ever to biohack your pot so you get the good without most of the bad.
Let’s look into what marijuana can do for you, and how you can make is as Bulletproof as possible.
A quick primer on cannabinoids
Marijuana’s power lies in its cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are a group of 85 molecules unique to the cannabis plant . The most famous one is ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the substance that gets you high. From a performance perspective, though, the most potent cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD), which does all kinds of good without putting you in an altered state (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). There’s also THCA, a non-psychoactive precursor to THC that’s showing promise as a biohacking tool. We don’t yet know much about the other 82 cannabinoids in pot, but cannabinoid research is one of the most promising fields out there.
Your brain has a system dedicated entirely to cannabinoids. In fact, you produce your own endocannabinoids, which help you build new memory cells  and play a role in sleep, inflammation, and pain expression. You can use marijuana and its various extracts to tailor your cannabinoid system to your liking.
With all the new legalization going on, it’s easier than ever to get isolated cannabinoids and control the dosage to fit your biology and your specific goals. Here’s a breakdown of what we think the individual cannabinoids do, and the best way to take them.