New Study Shows That Marijuana Can Promote Brain Cell Growth
In 2005, researchers in Canada made a shocking discovery that made people question their views on marijuana. This study aimed to change the notion, that marijuana makes you lose brain cells. What researchers found was actually the opposite of what many people think. The THC found in marijuana actually has the chemical compound to help increase brains cell activity. This is what actually causes the euphoric effect and the feeling of being high.
Neurogenesis is the process of brain growth. For researchers this usually does not happen after using drugs. Marijuana seems to be a trigger for brain activity and growth. So how does CBD affect the brain? Researcher in Brazil aimed to answer this question. Published in the international Journal of Neuropsychopharmaxology. Brazil determined that CBD also has compounds that increase brain growth and activity.
Previous studies show that CBD has the ability to help with depression and anxiety. Today researcher’s have a clear understanding of why. What scientists found out was that CBD and THC causes brain cells in the hippocampus to grow. This is the main reason why marijuana is able to treat different mood disorders. Studies have also shown that depression, anxiety, stress and even problems with learning and memory can be linked to having a lack of adult neurogenesis. This can be caused by the natural aging process or the use of hard drugs. With this new understanding of marijuana and the brain. There are more opportunities to create natural medicines that helps with brain activity and behavior.