Not that we are in support of the whole idea/recent trend of folks smoking or feeding on Marijuana, ( hashish or cannabinoids) but a new research has killed all the negativity in the consumption of Marijuana by proving that it helps in the growth of nerve cells in the brain.
Cannabis has been used for medical and recreational purposes for many centuries and is likely the only medicine or illicit drug that has constantly sparked tremendous interest or controversy within both the public and medical research.
The recent discovery that the hippocampus which is associated with learning, memory, anxiety and depression is able to generate new neurons throughout the lifespan of mammals including humans, has changed the way researchers think about the method of approach to assist psychiatric disorders and drug addiction .
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan decided to see the effects of marijuana by injecting a synthetic cannabinoid called HU210 in rats’ brains and the result was unbelievable. The researchers ingested the lab rats twice daily with the cannabinoid for 10 days consecutively.
Surprisingly, the rate of nerve cell formation (neurogenesis) in the hippocampus increased by approximately 40 per cent.
Though the researchers are skeptical with how cannabinoids will behave in humans as it could be different in rodents. However, they are optimistic that with further studies, cannabinoids may one day be used to treat depression in humans.