New Study Shows Cannabis May Reverse Symptoms of Dementia

In what could turn out to be a groundbreaking study, a group from Neuroscience Research Australia has been examining if cannabidiol – one of the main ingredients in cannabis – could reverse some of the symptoms of dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease.

Early research for the study has found that it does. images

In the study, mice were injected with a disease analogous to Alzheimer’s, and then given doses of cannabidiol. The results so far are quite drastic; “It basically brings the performance of the animals back to the level of healthy animals,” said Tim Karl, one of the study’s researchers. He goes on, “You could say it cured them, but we will have to go back and look at their brains to be sure.”

As part of the research, the group also found that treating certain harmful cells associated with Alzheimer’s with cannabidiol reduced the amount of the harmful protein that they produced.

These findings are being presented this week at the Australian Neuroscience Society annual meeting.

– TheJointBlog

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    • John on August 24, 2018 at 9:55 pm
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    We gave my autistic brother some RSO and low n behold the dude became almost normal…crazy but true.

    • melody on September 9, 2013 at 10:46 am
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    There was something else besides the psychoactive effects that the first people used cannabis for. Now we are finding that out FINALLY! I started my aggravated (difficult and mean) Alzheimer suffering father a with low THC high CBD product and although it is anecdotal, in my opinion, he is far less anxious and some what clearer in his thinking. We started him on a micro dose and have been increasing it to find the right dosage since so little information is available for administering. Wish I could find a blog focused on the subject.

      • Jan on October 14, 2014 at 9:49 am
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      Melody, can you tell me the dose of the CBD in the THC product? Thanks

  1. haha nice, real nice

    • Peteo on February 9, 2013 at 6:28 am
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    The fibers from this plant helped the early US economy to grow, and can be used as a ‘s’ubstitute fiber” again, largely displacing the ”our needs” to de-forest on earth in to attain strong building fibers.
    The fibers are very strong and durable and don’t require large amounts of hardware and fuel to attain, the regrowth is super fast.
    Transitioning back to hemp fiber as #1 source of fiber could effectively replace the need to buy fast growth wood [which is increasingly of substandard quality fibers anyway] and old growth wood [which can take more than a century to mature].

    • justin wilshire on February 8, 2013 at 11:08 am
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    This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time. Finally, maybe there is some hope for my brother, although it doesn’t say anything about the effects of long-term dementia already in progress.

      • Ganja Santa on February 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm
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      This is not news!!! Jack Herer was SHOUTIN about the amazing effects the Jolly Good Herb had on his Mother for years!! There is a touching story he wrote on his myspace page about the experience. Then you want to check out Rick Simpson Oil….Run From The Cure video is GREAT!!!!

    • Anne Lenoir Ramler on February 7, 2013 at 8:12 am
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    YES!!

    • Paolo DeTamaro on February 6, 2013 at 3:24 am
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    Phenomenal news!~.Cannabidiol, or CBD, is presently used for; Pain, Restoration of the body’s regulatory functions and has even been proven to help patients with PTSD and also Collitis, a painful Gastrointestinal ailments. IN the U.S. CBD is a legal compound. (probably because it does not cause euphoria) buit there are Two forms of it sold.
    One is CBD Capsules(25mg ea), Tincture and Topicals. Another company has developed a CBD-Chewing Gum;I am on the “Pilot-test program for it, and I can unequivocally state that it DECREASES my need for heavy-duty PainMeds.
    Add to this, the U.S. Patent #6,630,507-“Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants” issued in 2003 to the United States Government is SOLID proof of the Homeostatic properties of “whole-plant’ Cannabinoids.(rather than the laboratory-synthesized THC or CBD.
    The U.S. is pitifully behind the ENTIRE WORLD in Cannabis research..
    We MUST “get over ourselves” and disband the DEA as they are the ONLY force standing in the way of this much needed progress for Mankind.

    • Robin Hopkins on February 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm
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    This is great news, Now why can’t the government get together and legalize
    It for medical use, I’ve read other articles about
    It helping seizures , pain , and lots of other medical
    Problems. Myself I’m ashamed of my government
    For not using this plant .

      • Conspiracy Theorist on October 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm
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      Because they want us dead they want to control the population. They don’t give two shits about us it’s sad but true. Now that I know more about this it can be put to good use to help people.

        • fireflyjayj on March 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm
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        Really and it ALl goes back to the bush administration. Toomuch of their $$$$$ tied up in pharmaceutical, cotton, and oil companies. They dont give a fuck what good it does. They hold the pattons on their cancer cures. corrupt gov department LIBERTY &JUSTICE SHOULD NOT BE FOR SALE . This is fucking america

          • Cindi on July 20, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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          It goes back a lot farther than that! Read “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” by Jack Herer for the history. Anslinger did a whole lot of damage. He was the first. That was 1930. Hoping he’s rotting in hell as we speak.

    • danitaangermeierjones on February 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm
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    How long has this been known ? My dad past a yr ago

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