Your Grandma Needs To Be Smoking Pot

Your Grandma Needs To Be Smoking Pot

This week scientists found evidence that the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may be able to remove the buildup of a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s. It’s good news for the fastest growing group of marijuana users—seniors—and gives those above the age of 50 who haven’t […]

Marijuana may block Alzheimer’s

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Marijuana may block Alzheimer’s

The active ingredient in marijuana may stall decline from Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests.

Scientists showed a synthetic version of the compound may reduce inflammation associated with Alzheimer’s and thus help to prevent mental decline.

They hope the cannabinoid may be used to developed new drug therapies.

The research, by Madrid’s […]

Marijuana Slows Alzheimer’s Decline

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Marijuana Slows Alzheimer’s Decline

New Spanish and Israeli research shows that a synthetic analogue of the active component of marijuana can reduce the inflammation and prevent the mental decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Although it was conducted on human brain tissue in the lab and in a rat model — but not in living […]

Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurological disorder of unknown origin that is characterized by a progressive loss of memory and learned behavior. Patients with Alzheimer’s are also likely to experience depression, agitation, and appetite loss, among other symptoms. Over 4.5 million Americans are estimated to be afflicted with the disease. […]

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