Prof. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University’s Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine says that the drug has neuroprotective qualities as well. He has found that extremely low doses of THC — the psychoactive component of marijuana — protects the brain from long-term cognitive damage in the wake of injury from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), seizures, or toxic drugs. Brain damage can have consequences ranging from mild cognitive deficits to severe neurological damage.
The measure, which would establish state-licensed dispensaries to distribute marijuana to qualified patients, has already been approved by two committees and now awaits a full… [Read more…]
There is a huge gap in the medical community’s understanding and acceptance of cannabis as a drug with the potential to be used as a mainstream treatment choice. However, there is a tremendous amount of scientific research and data out there.
The low dose and long window for administering it would have obvious benefits after an injury, but it also could mean that…
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, was the lone Republican to back the measure. [Read more…]