Friday, October 20, 2006

Marijuana retards the advancement of Alzheimer's

Excerpted from Reuters via Yahoo:
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In rats with brain inflammation due to natural aging or in response to an artificial inflammatory stimulus, treatment with a synthetic compound akin to marijuana markedly reduced brain inflammation and slowed memory loss.

"It will be important to find a drug that reduces brain inflammation, but that does not produce the classic 'high"' that marijuana does, Dr. Gary L. Wenk from Ohio State University in Columbus told Reuters Health.

So let me get this straight, the medical industry is finding medicinal purposes for marijuana that will help the dying, but want to take out any joy that might come of said use? Did I get that right? Unfucking believable.

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