THC Can Protect Against Inflammation-Induced Cognitive Damage, According to New Study

Low doses of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can protect the brain from neuroinflammation-induced cognitive damage andthcannabis “might be used as an effective drug for the treatment of neuroinflammatory conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases”, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research.

“In our previous studies, we found that a single ultralow dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC; 0.002 mg/kg, three to four orders of magnitude lower than the conventional doses) protects the brain from different insults that cause cognitive deficits”, says the study’s┬áresearchers. “Because various insults may trigger a neuroinflammatory response that leads to secondary damage to the brain, the current study tested whether this extremely low dose of THC could protect the brain from inflammation-induced cognitive deficits.”

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