much information differentiating the two groups – other than the use of weed — researchers concluded that doctors should think twice before recommending marijuana in the treatment of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease.
According to a June 2016 study, conducted by Salk Institute in San Diego, researchers found that the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), plus a handful of other active compounds removed amyloid beta proteins, a toxic protein known to accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
The findings suggest cannabis reduces cellular inflammation, a major component of the damage associated with the disease, according to Professor David Schubert, senior author of the study, in a Salk Institute press release.
“Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells,” says Schubert.
In other words, we anticipate the latest study is just one of many to come in the case of whether or not marijuana is good for your health.