Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cannabis prevents mad cow disease

Or so a group of French researchers claim, according to the marijuana activism organisation NORML, New Zealand:

The French researchers, who noted that CBD may be a promising agent for the treatment of prion diseases, reported that the non-psychoactive cannabis constituent CBD inhibited the accumulation of prion proteins in both mouse and sheep prion-infected cells, whereas other cannabinoids were either weak or not effective.

Moreover, after infection with mouse scrapie, a prion disease, CBD limited accumulation of the prion protein in the brain and significantly increased the survival time of infected mice. CBD inhibited the nerve damaging effects of prions in a concentration-dependent manner.


Anonymous said...

Almost all medical research is rubbish.

Furrowed Brow said...

I'm safe!