A new study shows that adding a low dose of a familiar nSAID to cannabis treatment could really help memory issues with Altzheimers.
“Our studies have solved the longtime mystery of how marijuana causes neuronal and memory impairments,” says senior study author Chu Chen of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. “The results suggest that the use of medical marijuana could be broadened if patients concurrently take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen.”
In addition to being used as a recreational drug, marijuana has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, from chronic pain to epilepsy. However, its medical value is greatly limited by debilitating side effects. A study has revealed the molecular pathways responsible for marijuana-induced learning and memory problems. The findings suggest that preventing these side effects could be as easy as taking an over-the-counter painkiller.