THC and other cannabinoids are known to induce neurogenesis — the creation of new neurons — in the brain. There are reasons to believe that this can positively influence diseases like dementia or traumatic brain injury, as well as the ability to learn. Malaysian researchers recently probed the question, does THC improve cognition by inducing neurogenesis? Yes, but only at the right dose.
Scientific data indicates that CBD & THC can affect mitochondria, the energy adaptors that power every multicellular organism. How do cannabinoids influence cellular function?
Nishi Whiteley discusses the theme of cannabinoids and oxidation from her book “Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill”. In the same way that paint protects metal from rusting or lemon juice protects apples from turning brown, cannabinoids protect our cells from oxidation.
Despite the growing investigation on cannabis medicine for a wide variety of conditions, the actual healing power of the plant has barely been tapped. Learn more about the potential implications of cannabinoids for Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegeneration, and more.
Cathy Jordan first noticed something was wrong in 1985 when she couldn’t pick things up. Her muscles weren’t responding. In 1986, she was diagnosed with ALS. Nearly 20 years later she is still alive thanks to cannabis.
In a test of short-term memory skills, only users of “skunk”-type marijuana strains exhibited impaired recall when intoxicated, whereas people who smoked hashish or herbal cannabis blends performed equally well whether stoned or sober.