Marijuana Relieves Alzheimer’s-Like Symptoms—At Least, In Mice

Could marijuana treat Alzheimer’s? That’s what scientists at the University Medical Center Goettingen in Goettingen, Germany were investigating when they found that THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, helped mice perform better on memory tests. The mice put to the test were genetically engineered to have symptoms of Alzheimer’s and given …

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Cannabis Gets the Green Light for Dementia Patients

Medical marijuana will be used to treat dementia patients in the first major trial in the U.K. The trial is funded by Alzheimer’s Research U.K. and led by researchers at King’s College London. Researchers will be testing a drug called Sativex, a peppermint-flavored mouth spray with both tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and …

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