No medical use?
No medical use?
The main reason why marijuana is illegal today is pharmaceutical companies. If it was legal they would lose billions yearly.
uh oh I'm in trouble
I don't know enough about this to be sure what conclusions to draw. But if it should turn out there is one more disease for which weed is more effective than leading pharmaceutical treatments, I would not be shocked.
in many ways it's a shame that marijuana gets you high, otherwise who knows where we'd be regarding mental illness. It's just a shame and, OH THE IRONY, that burning it and inhaling the fumes, contributes to mental illness. It's a funny old world
Compared to currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, THC is a considerably superior inhibitor of Abeta aggregation, and this study provides a previously unrecognized molecular mechanism through which cannabinoid molecules may directly impact the progression of this debilitating disease.
It's amazing how often marijuana is being turned to as a valid alternative to conventional pharmaceuticals these days. Like the opening paragraph suggests, there's evidence that at least bits of it (usually CBD rather than the THC here) is useful for just about every serious illness and ailment we have yet to make much progress treating, from cancers to psychiatric disorders. One criticism of the article is it doesn't go into much discussion about the possible downsides of using THC (or even a modified version of it), i.e. that it is thought to cause most of the 'negative' aspects of cannabis use, e.g. increased appetite, dissociation from reality, nausea, headache, etc, as well as being linked with an increased incidience of anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. Nor for that matter did they discuss if THC is going to interfere with the normal function of acetylcholinesterase (AChE): due to the important nature of AChE in correct neuronal function this is an important factor to consider. Good paper overall though!
While I appreciate the concerns of blimpslap, I'm giving this a thumbs up not because cannabis is involved, but because anything that might lead to better Alzheimer's treatment needs as much publicity as possible.
Thumbs down because this is good research but you shouldn't be reading it. You're too dumb to read it. You know why i say that? Because you think that red wine is good for your heart. Everyone thinks that. It's practically unquestioned in our society. In reality though it all comes from studies finding links between certain chemicals in red wine and a decreased risk of certain genetic heart problems. That's it. But you're all too eager for a science based rationalization for your habit to handle that information so you turned it into "drink red wine, it's good for you." Now tell me if I'm wrong that your first reaction to this study was "smoke weed, it's good for you?" Now go take a long look in the mirror and think about that reaction.
I like it!! :)
"Here, we demonstrate that the active component of marijuana, Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), competitively inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) as well as prevents AChE-induced amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) aggregation, the key pathological marker of Alzheimer's disease."
Here, we demonstrate that the active component of marijuana, Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), competitively inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) as well as prevents AChE-induced amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) aggregation, the key pathological marker of Alzheimer's disease.
I can in fact understand the benefits of Marijuana, but more important than that is to us to understand that that it is in fact not a cure, but a retarding intervention, which in my opinion is the worst way to go. Just because a cure is not yet on the way, we overwhelm our brain to lower the inhibition. Just like, let us anesthetize so we smile on pain's face?
If this is what they call an upbringing, I call it a downgrade of we should be doing, world-problem-solving.
Please reply me, if you can explain it better to me. Thank you
Well... the only noticeable difference is going to be the mood of the patient, unless the amount of THC required is relatively minor, or unrelated to physical tolerance to the substance.
Plant potential as medicine at it's best. On a less serious note, it would be funny to see a 90 year old with a big spliff
So if you smoke dope it may slow the progression of Alzheimer's but you will be stoned all the time. You will have a perminant case of the munchies leading to over consumtion of Mar's bars and therefore type 2 diabetes. So your're screwed either way.