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Cannabis compound THC found to improve memory and learning in older mice

Strange result given the known properties of THC around short term memory loss.

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For those interested in the original paper:

Somewhat promising results, but more testing needs to be done. Essentially they saw signs of increased synapse generation and some better supporting structures around the hippocampus (in the midbrain):

Hopefully we’ll see this research on pigs next, because they are even more similar to us than mice. If all goes well there, we might start to see primate or human trials.

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Follow-up article appeared in Scientific American: