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Low doses of THC (cannabis) can halt brain damage, study suggests

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Prof. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University’s Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine says that the drug has neuroprotective qualities as well. He has found that extremely low doses of THC — the psychoactive component of marijuana — protects the brain from long-term cognitive damage in the wake of injury from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), seizures, or toxic drugs. Brain damage can have consequences ranging from mild cognitive deficits to severe neurological damage.

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

we are missing out on medicine because of the demonisation of ‘controlled’ drugs

 

See on www.sciencedaily.com

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