Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Light up, marijuana fights Alzheimers

Talk about good news for aging boomers.
Smoking marijuana could actually keep your brain young by reducing inflammation and even stimulating the formation of new brain cells.

Research by a team at Ohio State University suggests that the development of a legal drug that contains certain properties similar to those in marijuana might help prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Any new drug's properties would resemble those of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive substance in the cannabis plant, but would not share its high-producing effects.

When asked if people could smoke marijuana to prevent Alzheimer's disease if the disease is in their family?

Gary Wenk the principal investigator on the research replied: We're not saying that, but it might actually work.
Good enough for me.

Where the hell did I leave the papers?

Reference: Telegraph UK here.

1 comment:

jj said...

W00T! Don't bogart that joint, granny!