Study Finds Marijuana May Help Prevent Brain Damage
06/03/2013 - 13:00 ||
We all know medical marijuana is often used on cancer patients who are undergoing chemo therapy, but it looks like the drug may also be useful for medical issues surrounding the brain. It may come as a surprise to some to hear that medical marijuana could actually have a positive affect on the brain considering it's always been known to have a negative affect, but it's true.
Listen to this, chicas! According to the Los Angeles Times, an Israeli researcher recently found that the drug may help in preventing brain damage.
Published in the Behavioural Brain Research and Experimental Brain Research journal, the new study found that a small amount of TCH, an active ingredient in marijuana, could protect the brain from seizures, toxic drug exposure or a lack of oxygen after experiencing injuries.
The discovery was made when a small amount of the drug's TCH was injected into lab mice upon exposing them to brain trauma. A month or two following the injection, the mice began to learn better during behavioral tests that measured learing and memory. If this proves to work in humans, epileptic patients will have another resource to turn to.
What are your thoughts on the use of marijuana for medical treatments?
Like this post? Contribute to the Discussion