There's new evidence that marijuana smoking prevents Alzheimer's disease. THC, the main ingredient in pot, blocked the formation of Alzheimer's plaque in sufferers' brains better than current Alzheimer's drugs in a study in California.
Kim Janda, director of the Worm Institute of Research and Medicine, said the findings offer 'evidence that THC possesses remarkable inhibitory qualities.'
Janda said the study found that THC blocks the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which hastens the formation of plaque in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Not to mention the costs, about $200. for a pharmacuetical pill, about $5. a joint for the 'natural' cure. Alzheimer's affects over 4.5 million people in the US.
So now there is hope for old aunt Mary Jane to enjoy her remaining years playing canasta in a roach induced bliss instead of the frightening fog of dementia. Besides, her friends might think she's cool.
And there is no truth to the rumour that the Worm Institute is in Janda's Mom's basement.
So the head-to-head is this:
Pharmacueticals = Doctors knowing your business - Pharmacists condescendingly counting out your pills - Personal information going to USA through American companies handling your medical records - remembering where your pills are - huge costs - hoping no one will know - having to write your name on your bathroom mirror.
Marijuana = Available on any street corner - no records - who needs to look for pills? - great THC content in BC Bud - cheap - who cares who knows? - fun to watch Merry-Go-Rounds.
Advantage - Mary Jane.
Cue up the Stones new CD for Grandma.