Cannabis causes neurogenesis

cannabis causes neurogenesis

The end of anti-cannabis propaganda

A study conducted in 2005 by the University of Saskatchewan in Canada shattered the myth that marijuana causes brain damage. Researchers have found that “High” THC actually causes new brain cells to grow.


The process of growth in brain cells is “Neurogenesis”. Neurogenesis refers to the entire process of creating a functional neuron in the nervous system from a neural stem cell. The author of the study Zhang Xia explained at the time that a synthetic THC compound like the one used in the study, increases 40% brain cell formation, in the region of the brain responsible for memory, learning and the emotion called the hippocampus.

Cannabis causes neurogenesis
Zone of memory, the seahorse

But, of course, THC isn't the only cannabinoid that helps the brain develop. According to a study conducted in Brazil and published in "The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology", CBN (cannabinol) may also contribute

Contribution of the CBD

To study the effects of CBD on anxiety and depression, the researchers turned to the source concerned. Namely the part of the brain called the hippocampus. In adults this is the only part of the brain that can continue to grow. Although statistical studies have already found that CBD helps to improve the symptoms of depression, the university study explains the mechanism for the first time.

Cannabis causes neurogenesis
On the road to treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have found that CBD and THC cause cell generation in the hippocampus region. CBD causes neurogenesis. Cannabis creates and does not destroy brain cells. What is proven these days for Alzheimer's disease and alcohol damage.

Charlotte's Web

CBD has proven its significant action in the treatment of epilepsy, reducing the impact and frequency of seizures. Colorado Charlotte is a case that has become famous; a little girl who was suffering from severe epileptic seizures. The Stanley brothers tested on her a variety of marijuana rich in CBD (17%), and therefore very low in THC (0.5%). Immediately, her autistic behavior disappeared, her mind regained her clarity and Charlotte was no longer prone to seizures.

Cannabis causes neurogenesis
Matt Figi who cuddles his daughter Charlotte 7 years. She has dravet syndrome, a serious form of epilepsy.

After this dazzling observation; the brothers undertook to name the variety in honor of this little girl: Charlotte's web". This variety of cannabis is today recognized through all the United States, known as their "Hippie's Disappointment", a reference to the fact that the CBD does not kill people and that it is suitable for children.

Cannabis causes neurogenesis
Eponymous film of the children's book

The active compounds in cannabis can induce neurogenesis; which totally contradicts this old propaganda, that cannabis rots the brain ...

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