THC: Brain Benefits or Bust Depends on Age

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

“Findings presented at Neuroscience 2018 show that cannabis can either harness or hijack our endocannabinoid system. Takentoosoonit can hijack and interfere with the brain intended ECS development. But taken as we get older, cannabis can enhance our ECS and restore, repair, replace and regenerate some of the loss of brain function (including memory) that can accompany aging.”
- Dr. David Hepburn


Research released underscores both the dangers and the therapeutic promise of marijuana, revealing different effects across the lifespan.

Marijuana exposure in the womb or during adolescence may disrupt learning and memory, damage communication between brain regions, and disturb levels of key neurotransmitters and metabolites in the brain. In Alzheimer's disease, however, compounds found in marijuana, such as the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may improve memory and mitigate some of the disease's symptoms.

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