Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention...
A May 2019 molecular biology study assayed eleven cannabinoids in a pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease platform for their ability to remove intra-neuronal amyloid and neuroprotection. Nine of the 11 were able to remove intra-neuronal Ab, reduce oxidative damage and protect neuronal function...
"Some years later, in 2003, Simpson was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma. This led him to further explore marijuana as medicine. Simpson read a study from The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in which Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC (the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana) was found to kill cancer cells in mice."
“I think all we can say safely so far is using low doses of marijuana for prolonged periods of time at some point in your life, possibly when you’re middle-aged to late middle-aged, is probably going to slow the onset or development of dementia, to the point where you’ll most likely die of old age before you get Alzheimer’s." These were the words of Dr. Gary Wenk,Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University and Medical Center."
"Despite what we have heard all our lives about how hazardous marijuana was to our brains, the evidence that has been emerging for the past decade strongly supports the use of marijuana or cannabis oil (Rick Simpson oil) as a catalyst to brain cell growth and a deterrent to fatal brain diseases and disorders."