Other Conditions

 

Alzheimer's Disease

Research done by the Scripps Research Institute in California shows that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC,
prevents the formation of deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease.

THC was found to prevent an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase from accelerating the formation of "Alzheimer plaques"
in the brain more effectively than commercially marketed drugs.

THC is also more effective at blocking clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition in Alzheimer's patients, as reported in Molecular Pharmaceutics.