A new study published in this month’s issue of the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology has found that cannabidiol (CBD) – one of the primary compounds of cannabis – can actually help your brain grow.
During the study researchers examined the effect of CBD on the hippocampus, which is a portion of the brain that plays a key role in regulating emotion and memory. It’s actually the only part of the brain that can grow after adolescence.
According to researchers, this study (and those like it) opens the door for cannabidiol being used to “manage psychiatric symptoms in disorders such as ageing, stress and neuroinﬂammation.”
This study is one of the most comprehensive of its type, and confirms a past study from 2005 that found similar results (which can be found in its entirety by clicking here).