Category: Alzheimer’s

7 Ways Cannabis Can Protect The Brain

 It’s true, most of us can think of at least one committed stoner with a memory of a goldfish and a vacant, thousand yard stare. So it may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that the cannabis plant can actually protect the brain and prevent certain neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s from forming. And yet, even though the

Could cannabis cure Alzheimer’s? Drug’s active ingredient ‘helps remove key toxic protein from brain cells’

Active ingredient of cannabis, THC, helps remove amyloid beta from cells Amyloid beta protein is main component of plaques that cause Alzheimer’s Plaques are widely considered a hallmark of the common form of dementia But scientists have not known the precise role of amyloid beta or plaques Now believe the protein causes inflammation which kills

An Overview Of Alzheimer’s Disease and Medical Marijuana

Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the buildup in the brain of extracellular plaques (made of a proteinacious material called amyloid) and intracellular tangles (made up of tau protein). These processes lead to destruction of brain cells and, subsequently, to severe dementia (i.e. “decline in mental ability severe