Who said marijuana was a dangerous drug again? Tests from Kim Janda, PhD suggests that marijuana may slow Alzheimer’s Disease.
Cannabis Country Reports:
“Although our study is far from final, it does show that there is a previously unrecognized molecular mechanism through which THC may directly affect the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.” Janda’s team found that THC blocks an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, which speeds the formation of amyloid plaque in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.The Alzheimer’s drugs Aricept and Cognex work by blocking acetylcholinesterase. When tested at double the concentration of THC, Aricept blocked plaque formation only 22% as well as THC, and Cognex blocked plaque formation only 7% as well as THC.
“THC and its analogs may provide an improved [treatment for] both the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s disease,” the researchers conclude.
THC has proven time and time again it’s value in medicine. The more and more studies that are conducted that show positive results from marijuana, the more people will soon realize that cannabis is NOT a dangerous narcotic drug. What are your thoughts on this study, that marijuana may slow alzheimer’s disease? Let us know in the comments below!