Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million U.S. citizens. And as we previously reported, cannabis could play a vital role in respect to delaying the disease’s effects, and also has the potential to terminate it entirely. Now, another new study has concluded that medical cannabis oil is a safe and effective treatment
Alzheimer’s disease has risen exponentially over the past few decades, and the numbers are expected to triple by 2050. Although its mortality rate is questionable because Alzheimer’s patients usually die of complications from pneumonia, many consider it the third largest disease cause of death nationally, behind cardiac disease and cancer.
Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the buildup in the brain of extracellular plaques (made of a proteinacious material called amyloid) and intracellular tangles (made up of tau protein). These processes lead to destruction of brain cells and, subsequently, to severe dementia (i.e. “decline in
Marijuana is touted for its medical uses, lessening pain, nausea, and other uncomfortable side effects of conditions like glaucoma, nerve pain, and cancer. Now researchers say, a chemical found in the hotly debated drug could slow or altogether stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Findings of a preclinical study published
A recent article in Business Insider details 21 health benefits from using cannabis. Despite the fact that the Drug Enforcement Agency categorizes marijuana as a schedule I drug, one that has no accepted medical use, a majority of Americans have thought medical pot should be legal since the late 1990s
Adding to the list of numerous diseases that medical marijuana has already helped to heal – cancer, rare muscular diseases, arthritis, seizures, and more – compounds in the plant have also been shown to positively impact Alzheimer’s disease. This is important because the degenerative disease affects more than 5 million Americans. One study, published in