Cannabis Can Rescue Learning and Memory After a Traumatic Brain Injury, According to Study

A new study injurypublished in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can rescue learning and memory after a traumatic brain injury.

For the study, researchers “tested the hypothesis that posttraumatic brain injury administration of a cannabinoid 1 receptor agonist can rescue deficits in learning and memory. Young adult male rats were subjected to a moderately severe controlled cortical impact brain injury, with a subset given postinjury i.p. injections of a cannabinoid receptor agonist.’

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Study: THC Increases Survival Rates in People that Experience Traumatic Brain Injury

The presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the system is associated with increased survival rates in those who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new study published intbi the American Journal of Surgery.

“Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality”, says┬áDr. Binh Minh Nguyen, the study’s lead author. “Several studies have demonstrated neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids. The objective of this study was to establish a relationship between the presence of a positive toxicology screen for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and mortality after TBI.”

After examining 446 individuals – 18.4% of which had THC in their system – it was found that the mortality rate for the THC positive group was just 2.4% (two deaths total), compared with 11.5% (forty two deaths total) in the THC negative group; a 479% decrease.

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