Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Marijuana Treatment References

Equal Medicine Organization - Marijuana / Cannabis / CBD / THC Treats Cures Disorder Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurological disorder

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurological disorder of unknown origin that is characterized by a progressive loss of memory and learned behavior. Patients with Alzheimers are also likely to experience depression, agitation, and appetite loss, among other symptoms. Over 4.5 million Americans are estimated to be afflicted with the disease. No approved treatments or medications are available to modulate the progression of AD, and few pharmaceuticals effectively treat symptoms of the disease. Preclinical data shows the potential of cannabinoids to moderate the progression of AD while clinical data demonstrates that these compounds can provide symptom relief.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Marijuana Treatment References


[1] Ramirez et al. 2005. Prevention of Alzheimers disease pathology by cannabinoidsThe Journal of Neuroscience25: 1904-1913.

[2] Israel National News. December 16, 2010. “Israeli research shows cannabidiol may slow Alzheimer’s disease.”

[3] Eubanks et al. 2006. A molecular link between the active component of marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease pathologyMolecular Pharmaceutics 3: 773-777.

[4] Salk News. June 27, 2016. “Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimers proteins from brain cells

[5] Marchalant et al. 2007. Anti-inflammatory property of the cannabinoid agonist WIN-55212-2 in a rodent model of chronic brain inflammationNeuroscience 144: 1516-1522.

[6] Science Daily. May 8, 2017. “Cannabis reverses aging process in the brain, study suggests.”

[7] Hampson et al. 1998. Cannabidiol and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol are neuroprotective antioxidants.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95: 8268-8273.

[8] Science News. June 11, 1998. “Marijuana chemical tapped to fight strokes.

[9] Campbell and Gowran. 2007. Alzheimer’ disease; taking the edge off with cannabinoids? British Journal of Pharmacology 152: 655-662.

[10] Walther et al. 2006. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol for nighttime agitation in severe dementia.Physcopharmacology 185: 524-528.

[11] BBC News. August 21, 2003. “Cannabis lifts Alzheimer’s appetite.

[12] Volicer et al. 1997. Effects of dronabinol on anorexia and disturbed behavior in patients with Alzheimers disease.International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 12: 913-919.

[13] Shelef et al. 2016. Safety and efficacy of medical cannabis oil for behavioral and psychological symptom of dementia: An open label, add-on, pilot studyJournal of Alzheimers Disease 51: 15-19.


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