Neurodegeneration

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.
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
Brazilian researchers looked into CBD's health effects in an animal model of diabetic brain damage due to oxygen deprivation and found promising results.
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.
pensive man with glasses
A pilot study recently demonstrated that cannabis extracts can be safely used to ameliorate symptoms of severe dementia.
Red peppers
Most everyone has bit into a spicy pepper and felt heat permeate their mouth. This feeling comes from activation of TRPV1 receptors.

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