Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegeneration is the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases – including ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s – occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes.
The Neuroprotective Properties of CBD and Other Cannabis Components
A new book by three distinguished scientists reviews the current status of CBD as a treatment for acute and chronic illness.
Aromatic plant compounds reduce pain and stress, boost brain health, fight cancer and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and more.
Mental health, cognition, emotion, and other processes seated in the brain are regulated by cannabis-sensitive receptors.
A neuroscientist challenges the central fallacy of Reefer Madness.
An excerpt adapted from The Rebel's Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms.
elderly man smoking a joint
Cannabis therapeutics for the elderly are featured at the IACM conference in Berlin, Germany.
Mouse eating pretzel
Researchers looked into CBD's health effects in an animal model of diabetic brain damage.
abstract image of brain
One broad effect of CBD and THC is the stimulation of neurogenesis — the production and integration of new neurons in the brain.
alzheimer's brain
Scientists employed by the US government filed a patent in 2001 for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, citing their potential for treating Alzheimer’s disease among others.

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