The study concluded that “chronic, low-dose treatment with THC or cannabis extracts could be a potential strategy to slow down or even to reverse cognitive decline in the elderly.”
The “results reveal a profound, long-lasting improvement of cognitive performance resulting from a low dose of THC treatment in mature and old animals,” the study said.
Ultimately, the study could help find a treatment to stave off cognitive decline in the elderly.
Clinical trials on humans are planned for later this year, and scientists said the impaired performance impact of THC on younger mice deserves more research, too.
The green leafy plant and extract oil used to make medicinal cannabis is shown in this photo. A new study finds low doses of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, could dramatically improve cognitive function in older people.
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