New Study: Cannabis May Grow Stem Cells, Repair the Brain After Injury

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New Study: Cannabis May Grow Stem Cells, Repair the Brain After Injury

A new study being published in next month’s issue of the journal Biochemical Society Transactions, and published online early by the National Institute of Health, has found that the brain’s endocannabinoid system – which is activated through cannabis use – has neuroprotective and immunomodulatory capabilities, and may lead to the growth of stem cells.

An image of neural stem cells.

An image of neural stem cells.

“Activation of cannabinoid receptors suppresses chronic inflammatory responses through the attenuation of pro-inflammatory mediators”, states the study’s abstract. “Moreover, the endocannabinoid system directs cell fate specification of NSCs (neural stem cells) in the CNS (central nervous sytem)”.

According to researchers; “Pharmacological blockade of CB1 and/or CB2 cannabinoid receptors abolish or decrease NSC proliferation, indicating a critical role for both CB1 and CB2 receptors in the proliferation of NSC via IL-1 signalling pathways.”

They conclude; “Thus the endocannabinoid system, which has neuroprotective and immunomodulatory actions mediated by IL-1 signalling cascades in the brain, could assist the process of proliferation and differentiation of embryonic or adult NSCs, and this may be of therapeutic interest in the emerging field of brain repair.”

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  • Yolanda
    May 25, 2014

    Thanks I have know that since using hemp in all my formulas in Canada since 1996 I resurrect dead cells with the whole plant with traditional folkmedicine and miracles happen to the whole body

  • stephanie
    August 6, 2014

    I had a stroke almost 9 years ago. Blood clots wipped out a portion of my brain. On the cognative side. I have issues with math, memory loss and my impulse control is now zilch from it. I was on pharms for the first few years. I gained weight. Have PTSD, depression etc…. my oldest got me to research what mmj can do to help so I switched off pharms. I now smoke and do edibles daily. I have more brain function now than I did last week which was more than I had last month or last year. I am able to remember words from my memory bank, use words I have forgotten existed in my vocabularly. I believe that canabis has truly helped in my recovery with TBI.

    • Kid
      October 21, 2014

      That is an amazing story. I didn’t know it could do something like that! That’s really spectacular, I never comment on these articles but I had to on yours. Keep smoking dude! All love!

      • Kaylan
        December 22, 2016

        Have box seats for Neil Young. This will be first time at Hoollwoyd Bowl. Can I bring a small cooler? Bring own alcohol or buy there? And what should I wear??? Thank you

  • brent
    July 18, 2018

    I have m.s. will that be good enough?

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