Evidence to Suggest Cannabis can Help Cure Alzheimers

Recently someone told me that Country singer/song writer Willie Nelson had just turned 84 this year (2017). I brought up the fact that he’s he’s a life-long pot smoker who inhales, and brought up an article where the interviewer tried to keep up smoking with him but couldn’t keep up. She told me she had also read that article.

There’s more than one of that type interview of Willie Nelson floating around. Yet somehow Willie is not so forgetful, and he could still think straight enough to create, along with Neil Young, and John Mellencamp,  Farm Aid, a non-profit for USA farmers, continue writing songs, and performing at major country music concerts throughout the USA in his pot consuming bus, of course.

So at the expense of appearing anecdotal, which translates to unacceptable by scientific standards, maybe cannabis is not bad for the brain after all. And maybe the tests that “proved” brain damage were rigged.

Earlier “testing” had maintained that serious memory loss occurs from using cannabis. But those tests were rigged to placate the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and “just say no to drugs” presidential administrations. By the way, marijuana is a plant, not a drug. Pharmaceuticals are drugs.

Like the one that President Nixon used in the 1970s to promote marijuana dangers for his war against drugs, which was actually a war against people who were against the Vietnam war and defiant black people. That comes up near the 3:30 minute mark of this lively clever video below.

In that study, monkeys were subjected to intense daily injections of marijuana smoke via masks. They died, and their brains demonstrated cellular damage, which was later determined to be from oxygen starvation from asphyxiation, not THC or CBD from the plant.

Independent testing since then has established marijuana as medicinally effective and safe and concluded that long term marijuana users do have their memory intact and is even effective for restoring memory lost from brain disease damage, such as Alzheimer’s. More anecdotal evidence has produced similar results

Real Studies that Defy the Stoner Image of Life Long Forgetfulness and Worse

A 2013 animal study (mice) in Spain researched the effects of cannabis for Alzheimer’s entitled “CB2 cannabinoid receptor agonist ameliorates Alzheimer-like phenotype in AβPP/PS1 mice”.

The researchers concluded … the present study lends support to the idea that stimulation of CB2 [cannabinoid] receptors ameliorates several altered parameters in Alzheimer’s disease such as impaired memory and learning, neuroinflammation, oxidative stress damage and oxidative stress responses, selected tau kinases, and tau hyperphosphorylation around plaques.

But that’s not the only recent Alzheimer’s study that has come to similar conclusions. Researchers at Florida’s Roskamp Institute came up with the most advanced understanding of Alzheimer’s mechanics and how cannabis demonstrates efficacy without toxic side effects.

Their study was preceded by similar cannabis efficacy for Alzheimer’s by Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of Ohio.

Gary Wenk, PhD, professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University, told Time Magazine, “I’ve been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids [compounds of cannabis] are the first and only class of drugs that have ever been effective.”

An Outrageous Anecdotal Alzheimer’s Reduction with Cannabis

A woman tells her arduous care taker story of helping her mother through her final stages of Alzheimer’s by getting her on medical marijuana and off pharmaceuticals in stages. Her mother, who arrived to the daughter’s Oregon home while she was in her early 80s, was not the type who took advantage of holistic medicine and organic foods and supplements.

In addition to her Alzheimer’s medications, she was on several other meds for additional ailments. The daughter had arranged for her Mom’s Oregon medical marijuana permit and worked on weaning her off pharmaceuticals with an MD while plying her with increasingly high dosages of cannabis edibles.

Even the doctor, who doesn’t normally sign medical cannabis cards, noticed the dramatic improvement, exclaiming, “I wish all my Alzheimer’s patients were on cannabis. Look at her quality of life!” She kept signing her mother’s medical marijuana renewals with no questions asked.

The crafty inclusion of home cooked organic meals with different cannabis edibles while taking care of her mom produced very positive results with her cognitive abilities, improved her memory, and made her much more sociable and cooperative instead of feisty, angry, inappropriate and anti-social. These are all difficult to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

The mother did pass away peacefully and lovingly at age 83 after the mother-daughter bond was firmly re-established. She exited the earthly realm in a much better state than if she had not been exposed to cannabis treatments.

Conclusion: Human trial test subjects have died from Pharmaceutical attempts, which had to be scrapped, to create an effective Alzheimer’s drug or use an existing one “off label”, such as Pfizer’s Celebrex.

A major point of testing man-made drugs is to determine toxicity. Why bother trying to determine the risk to benefit of a drug that is almost certain to have some adverse side effects when there are totally safe and effective options available, such as coconut oil and cannabis.




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