Friday, October 06, 2006

Health: Pass the Joint, save your Brain! Lassstt Post

Marijuana may help 'stave off' Alzheimer's | The Register

O-oookkkkaaayyyy. {No. TAKE the handcuffs OFF Please officer??? I promise to NOT repost this AGAIN!--But it was kind of funny, that it posted itself three times!!! }

New research into Alzheimer's disease suggests the active ingredient of marijuana may help "stave off" the disease, as Reuters puts it.

Specifically, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in California discovered that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can prevent breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine - a process which leads to progressive "memory loss, impaired decision-making, and diminished language and movement skills".

THC is also, the team found, "more effective at blocking clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition in Alzheimer's patients". Its report is published in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

Okay... I'm on it. PASS the MEDICAL MARY Jane Please??!!

1 comment:

Molly said...

HA! I love that it's posted 3 times...:)

Yeah, too bad for Ronnie that he and Nancy had to go and start that other meaningless "WAR"!