Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Does Cannabis Improve Your Brain Power? Scientists Think So..

One News Page Staff Thursday, 11 May 2017 ()
Does Cannabis Improve Your Brain Power? Scientists Think So..by

Cannabis many believe receives something of a bad rap – it is widely banned throughout the world as a recreational drug, yet is commonly smoked by millions – it is perhaps considered the ‘lowest’ of the classed and banned substances, yet it seems to have courted just as much controversy as any other. Cannabis can be supplied medically to support and ease certain conditions such as arthritis, and many have attributed a lack of stress to regular smoking – however, it is still considered a substance that can severely impair judgment, and the world is yet to legalize it in the majority. Studies revealed this week, however, that there may be more to cannabis than we perhaps understand – and it will certainly be good news for any smokers.

Researchers at the University of Bonn, Germany, have discovered that a daily dose of THC – tetrahydrocannabinol – could boost the performance of older brains, while it seems to impair younger ones. THC was supplied to mice of varying ages over a month, allowing younger and older mice to complete mazes before and after supplication. The older mice performed better after being subjected to THC, while the younger rodents faltered – raising the question, could cannabis be used to actively slow or reverse mental decline in old age? If the tests are to be believed, it could mean that learning and cognitive difficulties experienced in later life may be offset by THC – a rather controversial discovery which, of course, may vary should it ever come to human trials.

However, restrictions on cannabis even extend to testing in human trials, meaning it may be some time before we know more about how THC could help to level out cognitive difficulty in old age. The research does, however, suggest that regular supplication may impact negatively upon the cognitive function of younger users – meaning that, unfortunately, the news is something of a mixed bag for cannabis activists.

Animal trials can vary drastically to human testing – as previously reported here at One News Page, it remains to be seen whether or not successful animal trials in finding resistance against HIV could translate well to humanity. That being said, it will also raise further questions as to whether or not cannabis is detrimental to brain development, or indeed helpful in aiding repair. With laws very much unmoving, we could have a fair amount of time to wait.

19
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

Wildflower Marijuana's King acquisition opens door to California's huge cannabis market

Cannabis product maker Wildflower Marijuana Inc (CSE: SUN) is poised to buy the King Extract brand, its trademarks and all proprietary formulations as it expands...
Proactive Investors - Business

Portland backs cannabis lounge bill, envisions 'craft' tourism boost

The city of Portland has joined with cannabis businesses in lobbying for a bill that would allow consumption of cannabis at licensed lounges akin to tobacco...
bizjournals - BusinessAlso reported by •Plymouth Herald

You Might Like


Other recent news in Health

GERMANY vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases riseTrump Son-in-law Kushner Under FBI SCRUTINY in Russia Probe, Media Reports
TRUMP BUDGET dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisisMonitoring blood glucose imperative for managing diabetes during RAMADAN
PHILIPPINES Official: Terror Suspect Still in Besieged CityEgypt Bus Attack Targets COPTIC CHRISTIANS
Trade, Climate Change on Agenda for G-7 Summit in SICILY‘Houdini’ of ALABAMA Death Row Executed

Twitter

pic

Helen Hansen How Does Cannabis Improve Your Memory? https://t.co/Kj1E4fFrn5 4 days ago

pic

OneNewsPage US Popular: Does Cannabis Improve Your Brain Power? Scientists Think So.. https://t.co/sd0ZbrbtA4 1 week ago

pic

newsR Does #Cannabis Improve Your #Brain Power? Scientists think so: https://t.co/t9lcQphlXu https://t.co/UbZtvgfAz6 1 week ago

pic

OneNewsPage UK Does #Cannabis Improve Your #Brain Power? Scientists think so: https://t.co/ufKmBMcugd https://t.co/DAIZkiazTS 1 week ago

pic

OneNewsPage US Does #Cannabis Improve Your #Brain Power? Scientists think so: https://t.co/JOFlyYuebq https://t.co/SOn9wRro0d 1 week ago

pic

OneNewsPage Aus Does #Cannabis Improve Your #Brain Power? Scientists think so: https://t.co/Wm7awl5YO4 https://t.co/tHk1XHcz0S 1 week ago

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+