Marijuana.com– “One by one – the irrational lies of the prohibition set are slowly being put to down like rabid animals. Even within the stubborn old guard, cannabis as medicine is continually finding new allies. Example: a new report offered by the Journal Neurochemistry International has discovered that marijuana’s CBC cannabinoid helps to promote brain cell growth.
Apart from the psychotropic compound Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), evidence suggests that other non-psychotropic phytocannabinoids are also of potential clinical use. This study aimed at elucidating the effect of major non-THC phytocannabinoids on the fate of adult neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs), which is an essential component of brain function in health as well as in pathology. We tested three compounds: cannabidiol, cannabigerol, and cannabichromene (CBC), and found that CBC has positive effect on the cell viability of mouse NSPCs during differentiation in vitro.
While some marijuana myths die slow – this research recently performed at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry was funded by the manufacturers of Sativex, and is merely one of a multitude of studies which has demonstrated that marijuana cannabinoids can accelerate brain cell growth.”
“Scientists at the Institute of biomolecular chemistry concluded;
Based on a previous report, we studied the potential involvement of adenosine A1 receptor in the effect of CBC on these cells and found that the selective adenosine A1 receptor antagonist, DPCPX, counteracted both ERK1/2 phosphorylation and up-regulation of nestin by CBC, indicating that also adenosine is involved in these effects of CBC, but possibly not in CBC inhibitory effect on GFAP expression. Next, we measured ATP levels as an equilibrium marker of adenosine and found higher ATP levels during differentiation of NSPCs in the presence of CBC. Taken together, our results suggest that CBC raises the viability of NSPCs while inhibiting their differentiation into astroglia, possibly through up-regulation of ATP and adenosine signalling.
Scientific studies like this are hard to ignore – though the NDIA have tried. The mounting successes of medical marijuana being passed in state after state, have ushered in a new age of cannabis reform and acceptance – only this time we have science on our side.” Learn More at Marijuana.com