Medical marijuana and the fight against Parkinson’s disease
The Israelis are doing some wonderful research over at Tel Aviv University on cannabis. The country has allowed research into the medical properties of cannabis long before America’s recent change of heart. In a study on mice, they gave a tiny dose of THC to mice and then caused their brains to swell. (This is rather nasty to think about, but the end result will be we eradicate the horrors of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease) The tiny dose protected the brains from the damage that would have been done from the swelling of the mice’s brains.
So what does that mean, I hear you ask. It means that cannabis can be used as protection against neurodegenerative diseases. The dose required to protect our brains would not be big enough to get you high. This is huge! Growing old with dignity, instead of fearing Alzheimer’s disease is a very real possibility. Obviously more work has to be done on the plant and its effects but the future is bright. If I was over 50 and I could get my hands on some cannabis I would smoke at least a tiny bit once a month to prevent brain inflammation.