Marijuana and Alzheimer’s

A new preclinical study indicates that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active ingredient in marijuana that produces a psychoactive reaction. THC is a naturally occurring chemical substance in the marijuana plant.

Cancer patients have used marijuana medicinally to find relief from the pain, nausea, and loss of appetite that can be caused by cancer treatments.

Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

New preclinical study indicates THC may slow or halt progression of memory-robbing disease

  • Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows.
  • Researchers from the…

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