Marijuana May Reduce Brain Damage Caused By Alcohol: Study

Marijuana May Reduce Brain Damage Caused By Alcohol: Study

Chemicals in marijuana have powerful antioxidant properties, which scientists believe can protect the brain from damage. (Photo: Addiction Treatment)

TruthOnPot.com – Too much alcohol can lead to permanent brain damage, but a new study suggests marijuana may be able to prevent this.

Published last week in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, scientists from the University of Kentucky and University of Maryland concluded that a chemical in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) could be used to ward off alcohol-induced brain damage.

They hope the findings will bring them closer to developing a preventative treatment for patients suffering from alcoholism.

“These results justify further preclinical development of transdermal CBD for the treatment of alcohol-induced neurodegeneration.”

Like THC, CBD is another chemical found in marijuana – but CBD cannot get you high. However, both chemicals are strong antioxidants – a characteristic the authors believe to be responsible for reducing brain damage from alcohol.

Chemicals in marijuana have powerful antioxidant properties, which scientists believe can protect the brain from damage. (Photo: Addiction Treatment)

TruthOnPot.com – Too much alcohol can lead to permanent brain damage, but a new study suggests marijuana may be able to prevent this.

Published last week in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, scientists from the University of Kentucky and University of Maryland concluded that a chemical in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) could be used to ward off alcohol-induced brain damage.

They hope the findings will bring them closer to developing a preventative treatment for patients suffering from alcoholism.

“These results justify further preclinical development of transdermal CBD for the treatment of alcohol-induced neurodegeneration.”

Like THC, CBD is another chemical found in marijuana – but CBD cannot get you high. However, both chemicals are strong antioxidants – a characteristic the authors believe to be responsible for reducing brain damage from alcohol.

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