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“Marijuana Ingredient May Help Alzheimer’s”

Posted by direwolff on February 28, 2005

Too funny not to share given that it was reported by the uber conservative pseudo-news mouthpiece of our current administration FAUX News…no, no, I mean FOX…sorry, slipped there, you know I'm fluent in french, don't you? This story is kind of like one of those "I told you so"s by the merry pranksters that needed the test of time to demonstrate…

"New clues about Alzheimer's disease have emerged from a Spanish
study of marijuana. The drug's active ingredients — cannabinoids —
help prevent brain problems seen in Alzheimer's, say the scientists.
… Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of mental decline, or
dementia, in older adults. The new study didn't test cannabinoids on
people living with Alzheimer's disease. Instead, the researchers
focused on human brain tissue samples and conducted cannabinoid
experiments on rats. The findings showed that 'cannabinoids work both
to prevent inflammation and to protect the brain [which] may set the
stage for [their] use as a therapeutic approach for [Alzheimer's
disease].' A staff member at Madrid's Cajal Institute, de Ceballos
conducted the study with colleagues from nearby Complutense
University. Their results appear in the Feb. 23 edition of The
Journal of Neuroscience." (02/24/05),2933,148518,00.html

Let's see which is the first pharmaceutical company to latch on this and buy the legalization of marijuana…oops, I mean get legislators to legalize marijuana for the good of the people. This chapter in medical history ain't over yet.


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