Sunday Special: A matter of life and death (part seven)… …medicinal cannabis and neurodegenerative-neuroinflammatory diseases:

This series (continued from last Sunday) is covering topics subjected to meta analysis by Indiana University about the effects of legal medical cannabis on various conditions in the US, and which concluded up to 47,000 lives or more could be saved by national legalization….

“THCA, the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana, has demonstrated its potent neuroprotective ability in a recent study.

Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the Spanish study, found Δ9-THCA is a worthy treatment option for those suffering from debilitating neurodegenerative diseases.

…According to the National Institutes of Health, neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases ‘result from the gradual and progressive loss of neural cells, leading to nervous system dysfunction.’

Unfortunately, these diseases affect more than 50 million Americans annually.

For the THCA study, ‘In vivo neuroprotective activity of Δ9-THCA was investigated in mice intoxicated with the mitochondrial toxin 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP).’

…The study concluded: ‘Δ9-THCA shows potent neuroprotective activity, worth consideration for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease and possibly other neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases.’

An effectual neuroprotectant, Δ9-THCA could be beneficial in the treatment multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.”

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