Study: Cannabis Beneficial for Alzheimer’s By Improving Glucose Consumption in Brain

A study suggests that cannabis protects the life of brain cells by encouraging energy consumption, thereby helping manage and treat the cognitive degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s Study: Cannabis Beneficial for Alzheimer’s By Improving Glucose Consumption in Braindisease.

Cannabis may be therapeutically beneficial for treating Alzheimer’s disease because it promotes increased glucose uptake in the brain, according to a recent study published in Neuropharmacology.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder that destroys memory and cognitive skills. It’s the most common form of dementia.

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Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

A decree issued by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today confirmed that Mexico has legalized cannabis for medicinal use after overwhelming support from Mexico’s Lower House of Congress.

Peña Nieto was once a vehement opponent of cannabis legalization, but has since called for a re-examination of global drug policy after a nationwide public debate on legalization in early 2016. “So far, the solutions [to control drugs and crime] implemented by the international community have been frankly insufficient,” Peña Nieto told the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions in April 2016. “We must move beyond prohibition to effective prevention.”

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SAY WHAT? WHY ‘CANNABIS’ IS RISING AND ‘MARIJUANA’ IS FADING

During alcohol prohibition, you could get zozzled at a juice joint. Half-screwed, half-shot, half-seas over. You could have the heebie jeebies, the screaming meemies, the whoops and jingles. SAY WHAT? WHY ‘CANNABIS’ IS RISING AND ‘MARIJUANA’ IS FADINGYou could burn with a low blue flame. You could be squiffy, scrooched, and sprung. Slopped to the ears. Stewed to the gills. Fried to the hat.

A lexical shift is happening around the word cannabis. It’s a term that’s changing social norms, business, law, and government.

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Does Marijuana Lower Your IQ? Not According to These Studies

It’s one of the most obsequious stereotypes in all of pop culture. The stoned out dude (it’s almost always a dude) acting like a moron. 

For reference, here’s Jeff Spicoli beating his head with a shoe back in 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

But is that the true nature of marijuana smokers? Of course not. That is very last century. And also a comedy looking for laughs.

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Why Do People Use Cannabis? Survey Finds Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety Relief

A recent survey investigating the reasons why people use cannabis found that relaxation, and anxiety and stress relief to be most widely cited.Why Do People Use Cannabis? Survey Finds Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety Relief

New research from New Frontier Data sheds some insight on why people use cannabis. According to the New Frontier Data 2017 Cannabis Perceptions Survey, most users – 55 percent – claim to use cannabis specifically for relaxation purposes.

The second biggest group of respondents – 40 percent – said that they use cannabis to relieve stress or to enjoy social experiences. Thirty-nine percent of all respondents responded that they use cannabis to reduce anxiety.

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