The words “marijuana” and “brain damage” usually go in that order in medical literature. An Israeli researcher has flipped them around, finding that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may arrest some forms of brain damage in mice.
Pharmacologist Josef Sarne of Tel Aviv University found a minuscule amount of tetrahydrocannabinol may protect the brain after injuries from seizures, toxic drug exposure or a lack of oxygen.
The amounts wouldn’t qualify as much more than a second-hand whiff of kine bud.
The study was published in Behavioural Brain Research and Experimental Brain Research.
Other researchers suggested using high doses within about half an hour after such injury. Sarne would spread a smaller dose over as much as week.
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