Scientists: THC Removes Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein From The Brain

1. A Potential Breakthrough

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Anyone who has an elderly loved one knows that Alzheimer’s disease can be absolutely devastating. The good news is that scientists may have hit a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research.

2. What Causes Alzheimer’s?

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Well, no one’s quite sure, but what we do know is that it’s the result of the build-up of two types of lesions in the brain: amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. In order to develop the first-ever effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, we’d have to find something that would clear out these lesions…

And that’s where cannabis comes into play.

3. Cannabis To The Rescue

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Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is an active compound found in cannabis. Researchers have found that it may help to slow the growth of the amyloid beta protein, which can aid in the progression of Alzheimer’s.

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