CANNABIS MAY OFFER CURE FOR DEMENTIA, STUDY FINDS

As a next step, the researchers hope to conduct a clinical trial to investigate whether THC also reverses aging processes and improves cognitive ability in the human brain.

The findings by the research team from the University of Bonn and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem were recently published in the journal Nature Medicine, and may pave the way for new treatments for human dementia and other cognitive disorders

The active ingredient in marijuana – tetrahydrocannabinol or THC – was first discovered by a team of researchers from the Hebrew U.’s School of Pharmacy in 1964, with its isolation, structure elucidation and total synthesis reported by organic chemist Prof. Raphael Mechoulam in 1970.

As the brain ages, cognitive ability decreases, making it more difficult to learn new things or multitask.

Although this process is normal, in some cases, it can evolve into dementia.

Researchers have long sought ways to slow or even reverse this process.

Over a period of four weeks, the German-Israeli research team administered a small quantity of THC to mice aged two, 12 and 18 months. Mice normally show pronounce cognitive deficits as early as age one. (A interesting study to follow)

Cannabinoids in Pediatrics

Despite its controversial nature, the use of medical marijuana and cannabis-derived medicinal products grows more popular with each passing year. As of November 2016, over 40 states have passed legislation regarding the use of either medical marijuana or cannabidiol products. Many providers have started encountering patients experimenting with cannabis products for a wide range of conditions. While the debate continues regarding these agents for both medicinal and recreational use in the general population, special consideration needs to be made for pediatric use. This review will deliver the history of marijuana use and legislation in the United States in addition to the currently available medical literature to equip pediatric health care providers with resources to provide patients and their parents the best recommendation for safe and appropriate use of cannabis-containing compounds.

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Why Kyle Kushman Swears by Veganic Cannabis Grow Methods

I find this interesting as a alternative method which might work well for the cottage grower.

Veganics is a growing technique that uses no animal by-products. As the medical cannabis marketplace rapidly expands, veganic methods are gaining traction with growers concerned with healthier medicine. Many smokers swear it creates a much more flavorful flower.

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/kyle-kushman-veganic-cannabis-growing-interview

Mexico Legalizes Medical Cannabis

We heard about this when Ed and I were at Hope4Cancer and i am happy to see this has come to pass.

A decree issued by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today confirmed that Mexico has legalized cannabis for medicinal use after overwhelming support from Mexico’s Lower House of Congress.

Sure wish our country would finally take it out of the Schedule 1 status,

https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/mexico-legalizes-medical-marijuana?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=B2C%20NEWSLETTER%202017-06-21