Marijuana: good for memory?

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In one of the more irony-laden bits I've read in a while, new research is reporting that the active ingredient in marijuana may actually fend off Alzheimer's?! For those of you looking to refresh on the symptoms associated with Alzheimer's, CNN reports them as "memory loss, impaired decision-making, and diminished language and movement skills." And while using pot to fix those ailments seems akin to using 3 cans of Red Bull and a double espresso to help calm someone down, apparently it works (the pot, not the Red Bull/espresso suggestion). Researchers claim the discovery will lead to better Alzheimer's medications and hopefully a reduction in cases of dementia. Click here to read more.

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October 6, 2006 - 7:17am
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