Promising cannabinoid treatments for Alzheimer’s (preliminary results)

Some fun and light read­ing for the weekend. 

Per an abstract pre­sent­ed at the Soci­ety of Neu­ro­science conference: “Those years of pot smok­ing a gen­er­a­tion ago may have cre­at­ed an unex­pect­ed lega­cy for baby boomers — a low­er risk of Alzheimer’s disease. “…

What’s more, he said, the mice improved their per­for­mance on a stan­dard mem­o­ry test — the water maze — by about 50%.” …

The chal­lenge for researchers, he said, is to find a dose of the cannabi­noid that has ben­e­fi­cial effects but does­n’t leave patients stoned.”

The arti­cle writer is kind enough to add the dis­claimer that “Cau­tion that the research was done in rats and the effects have not been demon­strat­ed in humans.”

Con­tin­ue the read­ing at SFN: Going to Pot May Low­er Alzheimer’s Risk

Steve, thanks for the heads up!  

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