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    Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -- Good news for aging hippies: Smoking pot may stave off Alzheimer's disease.

    New research shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may prevent the progression of the disease by preserving levels of an important neurotransmitter that allows the brain to function.

    Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California found that marijuana's active ingredient, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, can prevent the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from breaking down more effectively than commercially marketed drugs.

    THC is also more effective at blocking clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition in Alzheimer's patients, the researchers reported in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

    The researchers said their discovery could lead to more effective drug treatment for Alzheimer's, the leading cause of dementia among the elderly.

    Those afflicted with Alzheimer's suffer from memory loss, impaired decision-making, and diminished language and movement skills. The ultimate cause of the disease is unknown, though it is believed to be hereditary.

    Marijuana is used to relieve glaucoma and can help reduce side effects from cancer and AIDS treatment.

    Possessing marijuana for recreational use is illegal in many parts of the world, including the United States, though some states allow possession for medical purposes.

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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    Sweet. Better take some medicine pretty soon, then...
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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    Looks like Cheech and Chong are gonna be remaking the movie, "Cocoon", Mary Jane-style!!! LOL
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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    My understanding is that is can also give you Alzheimers!
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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    "WVV" wrote:
    WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -- Good news for aging hippies: Smoking pot may stave off Alzheimer's disease.
    Mainly that's because you can't tell the difference between someone who's really high and someone who's got Alzheimer's - other than that one of them has eaten all the Cheetos.

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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

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    "WVV" wrote:
    WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -- Good news for aging hippies: Smoking pot may stave off Alzheimer's disease.
    Mainly that's because you can't tell the difference between someone who's really high and someone who's got Alzheimer's - other than that one of them has eaten all the Cheetos.

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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    i know theres a few people on this site breathing a sigh of relief....
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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    Well if this isn't a report that pops up every year or two..

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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    "Benet" wrote:
    Well if this isn't a report that pops up every year or two..
    I have problems remember anything after a year wonder if this would help

    What was it again? ???

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    Re: Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's

    only problem is that sufferers can't remember where they put their stash
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