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Study: Medical marijuana may prevent Alzheimer’s disease

In Alzheimer's, Top Stories by Dr. Tim Sandle, Ph.D.

Pioneering new research suggests that smoking marijuana before the onset of certain types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can slow down the development of degenerative conditions. Taken at the right age and with sufficient frequency, smoking marijuana could prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease from manifesting, to the degree that a person could die from old age before the …

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Study: Marijuana helps people cope with pain of loneliness

In Feature Stories, Mental Health by David Silverberg

A recent study found  marijuana use buffered people from the negative consequences associated with loneliness and social exclusion. The widespread appeal of marijuana may be credited to its health effects on not only the body but also the mind, researchers said. The University of Kentucky psychologists noted marijuana use softens the pain of exclusion. “Marijuana has been used to treat physical pain,” researchers …