Cannabis use: a Potential Therapy For Alzheimer’s, MS and Parkinson’s?

The opinion of many scientists is, Cannabinoids and endocannabinoids are a treasure which waits to be discovered. A beautiful article on sciencedaily.com underlines the extreme importance of the cannabinoids as therapy for deseases which we don’t have a therapy right now, and yet they involve millions of people, most of them living in the richest and most advanced countries. The article analyze the researches of the last 15 years,with these conclusions:

  • The discovery of the cannabis plant active constituent has helped advance our understanding of cannabis use and its effects.
  • The discovery of the endocannabinoids has been of central importance in establishing the existence of a new biochemical system and its physiological roles — in particular in neuroprotection.
  • These discoveries have opened the door for the development of novel types of drugs, such as THC for the treatment of nausea and for enhancing appetite in cachectic patients.
  • The endocannabinoid system is involved in the protective reaction of the mammalian body to a long list of neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease which raises hope for novel therapeutic opportunities for these diseases.
  • (source: sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071014163644.htm)