Scientists have discovered that marijuana doesn?t just get you “high,” it actually stimulates brain growth. They want to find a way to use it to treat anxiety and depression, since some scientists believe that depression can begin when too few new brain cells are grown in the hippocampus. It may eventually be used as part of a program to treat Alzheimer’s or dementia, diseases that are becoming more common as the population ages.
The key ingredient is the chemical HU-210. Neuropsychiatrist Xia Zhang says the synthetic version is 100 times as powerful as THC, that ingredient in natural marijuana. She says, “This is a very potent cannabinoid oil. It’s not something that would be available on the street.”
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