Cannabinoids Show Promise In Slowing MS, But ‘High’ Raises Concern

Study after study suggests cannabinoids could be the key to slowing multiple sclerosis, but researchers are finding it hard to develop a treatment that doesn’t get patients high. Cannabinoids are a class of chemicals found in marijuana. They’re also the main ingredients in cannabis-based treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), such as Sativex. But so far, cannabinoids are only recognized for

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Cannabinoids Show Promise In Protecting Brain From Inflammation

Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have found more evidence supporting the use of marijuana-based treatments in Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Inflammation is a common factor in the progression of each of these disorders. But previous studies suggest that marijuana can help control inflammation by acting on specific pathways present in immune cells. In the latest study,

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5 Ways Cannabis Could Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Medical marijuana may provide a number of advantages in treating Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent paper from researchers in Spain. The idea of using marijuana to treat Alzheimer’s is still not widely recognized. But treatment options for Alzheimer’s are currently limited, and research over the years has now led scientists to believe cannabis, or components of the plant known

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Marijuana Ingredient May ‘Cure’ Alzheimer’s, Study Suggests

Scientists have found that an ingredient in marijuana can restore the memory of mice with Alzheimer’s disease back to normal levels. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the major components in cannabis. However, unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and actually seems to counteract the marijuana high. Now a team from Neuroscience Research Australia has published the first evidence suggesting that

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Cannabis May Protect The Aging Brain, Say Experts

New research from a pair of neurologists at the University of Dublin claims cannabis could be the key to fighting disorders of the aging brain. As the brain gets older, it becomes more susceptible to degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Although different areas of the brain are affected, what underlies both conditions is the progressive death of brain cells.

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Alzheimer’s Caused By Loss of Cannabinoids, Study Shows

Early deficits in Alzheimer’s may be caused by blockage of the brain’s cannabinoids, according to new research out of Stanford University. Clumps of protein in the brain, called beta-amyloid plaques, are the primary marker of Alzheimer’s disease. For long, scientists knew that these clumps interfered with memory signals in the brain — but they weren’t sure how. Now a team

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