Marijuana May Boost Brain Function
Researchers in Germany and Israel find that medical marijuana treatment with a low dose of THC has memory and cognitive improvements for mature and elderly mice. Marijuana patients concerned with the memory impacts of marijuana use may find the article in Nature Medicine of interest.
The study was conducted on several groups of mice and found that mature and elderly groups with low doses in fact performed better. It is important to note that the authors state there is “good agreement with the known detrimental effects of THC on cognition in young animals and humans”.
According to News Week, further research showed what might cause the improvement, with THC appearing to restore to a younger state the brain gene transcription patterns of the genes whose activity in the brain relates to memory and learning, The medical marijuana doctors on Heally platform are excited to see what other benefits can be uncovered with continued medical research.
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