The medical uses for marijuana seem to be endless, yet the “drug” is still off limits to a majority of people who could reap the benefits of a little tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Now a joint study between German and Israeli scientists has made its way to the public, and not only was it found that cannibis improve brain function for learning, it also shows signs of reversing the effects of dementia.
Scientists at Germany’s University of Bonn and Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem conducted their research on aging mice to test their cognitive functions after being exposed to marijuana. “The treatment completely reversed the loss of performance in the old animals,” Prof. Andreas Zimmer of Bonn University’s Institute of Molecular Psychiatry concluded.
Now that the results have shown promise in mice, the team is eager to begin trials on human patients.