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Old June 30th, 2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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Cannabis could treat Alzheimer's by removing plaque-forming proteins from brain cells

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Cannabis compounds could treat Alzheimer's by removing plaque-forming proteins from brain cells, research suggests

The research has been welcomed as providing potential clues for how Alzheimer’s could be treated therapeutically and a manuscript of the preliminary findings have been published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of the Disease.

The scientists, from the Salk Institute in California, have found evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in cannabis can remove a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s known as ‘amyloid beta’.

Paper author and postdoctoral researcher Antonio Currais explains: “Inflammation within the brain is a major component of the damage associated with Alzheimer's disease, but it has always been assumed that this response was coming from immune-like cells in the brain, not the nerve cells themselves.

“When we were able to identify the molecular basis of the inflammatory response to amyloid beta, it became clear that THC-like compounds that the nerve cells make themselves may be involved in protecting the cells from dying.
Cannabis compounds could treat Alzheimer's - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
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Alcohol made me think and act stupid but weed never did. Perhaps weed is a brain food.
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It is high time this country GOT OVER the whole maryjane fear syndrome. Legalize the stuff and be done with it. Colorado is doing great financially because of their decision and if it helps people with serious illnesses then for heaven's sake, let's just DO IT.
And there's this: Law enforcement officers made just over 700,000 arrests on marijuana-related charges in 2014, according to data released by the FBI on Monday. Of that total, 88.4 percent — or about 619,800 arrests — were made for marijuana possession alone, a rate of about one arrest every 51 seconds over the entire year. No wonder our prisons are a nightmare.
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Everyone who makes recreational use of mj is part of the reason it is not available for medicinal use.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 05:39 AM   #5
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Everyone who makes recreational use of mj is part of the reason it is not available for medicinal use.
Please explain the great problem with using cannabis for recreational purposes.
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Check out this book. It is very insightful

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So you move from not knowing where you are, to not caring where you are?
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So you move from not knowing where you are, to not caring where you are?
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Please explain the great problem with using cannabis for recreational purposes.
I think he's one of those christian sects where enjoying yourself or having fun is a sin.
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Everyone who makes recreational use of mj is part of the reason it is not available for medicinal use.
Actually you got it ass backwards. Everyone who tries to make mj into some miracle drug that cures everything is the reason its not legal for recreational use. People should just start saying lets legalize mj so I can get high without a hang over and dying from alcoholism
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