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Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new options, for instance, when it comes to treating dementia.

Source: Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain, study suggests: Researchers restore the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage — ScienceDaily

The DEA must be upset.  Clearly, they ignore all the scientific evidence and pursue their own job-preserving ways, while they ruin people’s lives and stifle research.  And, Congress knows this (or are complete idiots) but has their lips firmly on Big Parma’s butt cheeks.  (Sigh)  When will we ever emerge from the dark ages?

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Researchers have discovered the benefits of THC in the brain

Source: Could A Chemical Found in Marijuana Be A Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease? | Popular Science

The NIH confirmed efficacy in tiny, sub-intoxicating, doses.  I have witnessed noticeable improvement from the patient eating 3mg THC daily– an amount FAR less than can be felt.

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In the brain, there is a delicate interplay of signaling substances and cellular activity. Scientists have now identified another key player within this ensemble. In a laboratory study they found that the ‘cannabinoid type 2 receptor’ influences information processing inside the hippocampus. The research results might help advance our understanding of schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s, say the authors.

Source: Neuroscientists discover previously unknown function of cannabinoid receptor: Study could improve our insights into brain diseases — ScienceDaily

Source: Researchers discover THC’s ‘dual effect’ on brain cells

A recent study conducted at Salk Institute for Biological Studies showed that medical marijuana might be a potentially effective treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the study, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) “stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease” and treats inflammation, preventing neuron damage in the brain. While … Continue reading Can Marijuana Treat Alzheimer’s?

Source: Can Marijuana Treat Alzheimer’s? – MPP Blog

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer’s patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature …

Source: Marijuana could help Alzheimer’s patients, study says | WGNO

New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.

Source: One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana – The Washington Post