Marijuana Cannabinoids and Brain. New Research
According to one of the latest studies, cannabinoids are able to act as antioxidants in the brain.
Germany investigators discovered that the brain`s cannabinoid system is able to clean damaged brain cells from the brain, and activates the process of production of new brain cells within the brain.
The journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B published the article about how marijuana cannabinoids are able to destroy the brain inflammation, which causes cognitive decline, neutral failure, and brain degeneration. It can help patients to kill such diseases as Alzheimer`s disease, Parkinson`s disease, Huntington`s disease, etc.
Gary Wenk, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University says: \”I\’ve been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids are the first and only class of drugs that have ever been effective. I think that the perception about this drug is changing and in the future people will be less fearful\”.
Despite many people still consider marijuana a harmful drug, cannabis studies are moving forward and step by step marijuana is turning from prohibited substance into useful medicine.
According to Dr. William Courtney, founder of the Cannabis International Foundation \”The phytocannabinoids from this plant augment the body\’s attempt to restore an increased function to a normal level.\”