Archive for the ‘Neural’ Category

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180910173731.htm

Very effective medication for many conditions.

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“No stems, no seeds that you don’t need, Acapulco Gold is bad-ass weed”, to plagiarize a jingle from Cheech and Chong, almost 50 years ago.  Never mind stems and seeds, or even bad-ass weed, but learn about cannabidiol– CBD.  It is one of the main cannabinoids that is not psychoactive but has powerful medical properties.  It is a very good anti-inflammatory agent.  Many seniors use it in ointment for arthritic hands, elbows, shoulders, even backs.  CBD also has anti-cancer properties and while rumors and anecdotes abound, scientific research has shown it to be effective for gliomas– a specific type of brain cancer.  Now, it may be useful for eye and vision issues:

https://www.getholistichealth.com/77732/how-cbd-oil-can-improve-your-eyesight/

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Mainstream medical establishment research shows marijuana effective at treating nerve pain.

Source: BREAKING: Study says cannabis effective at treating nerve pain – David Heitz

Neural activity that retracts excessive early innervation in a certain pathway helps make late neural connections in a different pathway, research has found. This may provide a self-organizing mechanism of neural connections, and additionally, early excessive innervation may serve as a guide for making late neural connections.

Source: Scrapping excessive neural connection helps build new connections — ScienceDaily

This study suggests that cannabis may interfere with the restoration of neural connections.  The title is misleading in that the title is positive, but the details point out that cannabis may prevent this sort of useful connectivity, possibly refuting earlier studies that suggest that cannabis aids neural connections.  Given such conflicts, the jury is still out.

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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

Scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells — ScienceDaily