A new discovery regarding the medical aspects of marijuana has been made. It is a known fact that marijuana is prohibited for kids as it impairs the development of an adolescent brain. This fact has been proved by many researchers that if a kid starts smoking marijuana at an early age then later on he would face quite a lot of problems.
On the other hand, the reaction of marijuana on an elderly brain is one of the aspects that has not been explored that much. With marijuana becoming easily available for medical reasons and the number of the marijuana users suddenly increasing, several scientists are now focusing their energy and efforts on studying the consequences and effects of marijuana on an elderly brain.
Recently, a group of researchers hailing from Israel and Germany published a study in Nature Medicine. The researchers had examined the several effects of a psychoactive compound found in marijuana called tetra hydro cannabinol. This compound is commonly known as THC and its consequences and effects have been studied on both young as well as old mice.
The findings generated by these scientists were proactive. According to their report, if they infuse THC in low dosage then it is capable of reversing the decline of the age-related cognitive performance in the mice that ranged from 12 months of age to 18 months of age.
When they traced this transformation, the source was found to be an expression of gene, which is the manner in which the molecules and proteins are translated and transcribed into DNA.
Much research is yet to be made in this direction; however, this study concluded that marijuana in some way can affect the memory, spatial skills and learning skills of a person.