Cannabis for treating Alzheimer’s Disease

*Updated 02/27/2014 – added a few extra medical studies.

Disclaimer: It is important to note that consulting with your doctor/physician should take precedence and come first when deciding upon treating any ailment or disease. Additionally, research into cannabis, while the field is indeed growing, is still limited and the need for clinical trials and experiments is a topic that society needs to collectively address. Proper and effective dosing, for example, is a facet of medical marijuana that has been difficult to establish due to restrictions our governments have in place.The potential for cannabis’ ability to save lives is one that cannot be overlooked, but unfortunately still needs to be intensively studied.  

The following is a collection of news articles, research literature, peer reviewed medical studies, resources, documentaries, interviews, and lecture clippings discussing cannabis as a medicine for treating Alzheimer’s Disease.

Scientists Discover How Cannabis Slows Alzheimer’s Disease – Article published July 9th, 2013 on

How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging – Article published October 29th, 2013 on Time.

A Molecular Link Between the Active Component of Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology – Peer reviewed medical study published 2006 at the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

Role of the cannabinoid system in the transit of beta-amyloid across the blood-brain barrier – Peer reviewed medical study published September, 2013 at

Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer’s – Article published at

Can Marijuana prevent Alzheimer’s? – Article published on

Scholarly Articles and Medical Studies:

Marijuana and Alzheimer’s
4 minute interview with Clint Werner, author of Marijuana: Gateway to Health, on the effects of cannabis on Alzheimer’s and Cancer.
Found on the youtube channel Colorado Marijuana Initiative 2012

THC Heals and Protects Nerves in ALS – Robert Melamede, PhD
A short interview with Robert Melamede, PhD, of University of Colorodo that discusses how the Endocannabinoid System and consumption of cannabis can treat Alzheimer’s and other neuro-degenerative ailments and diseases. Also contained is the story of Cathy Jordan, a medical marijuana patient who is successfully treating her ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease) with cannabis.
Found on the youtube channel  CannabisClips

CNN special: marijuana shows potential to prevent Alzheimer’s
2008 News clipping from CNN. The title is self explanatory.
Found on the youtube channel ZorcovsParadise12

Cognitive Dysfunction – Alzheimer’s Disease – Cannabinoid Research
Long exhaustive list of peer-reviewed studies and pending US patents discussing cannabis as a treatment for almost any disease or ailment that causes cognitive disfunction (Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, ALS).
Found on the youtube channel XIxItalianoxIX

Marijuana cannabinoids slow brain degradation and aging, reverse dementia, here is how
Video is narrated by a computerized autoreader. Nevertheless, a good amount of information is discussed in just under 4 minutes.
Found on the youtube channel TlaltenangoOrg

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of a cognitive degenerative disease, affects more than 26 million people throughout the world and is prevalent in individuals over the age of 65. It may be hard to understand how serious of an ailment this is, especially if you have not witnessed it in your loved ones. The video below will give you humbling insight and a different perspective…

Experience 12 Minutes in Alzheimer’s Dementia
Found on the youtube channel AlzheimersWeekly

Like, share, comment, but once again, and as always, please take the time to do your own research – google is a wonderful tool. Most importantly, please help spread the truth about marijuana. Simply start a conversation with your friends and loved ones on the actual medicinal benefits of cannabis and see where it goes from there. Cannabis is a panacea and ALL human beings throughout the world have a right to this medicine. We do ourselves a grave disservice by not exploring this plant and it is inhumane to prohibit individuals that need this medicine from safe access to it.

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