MMJ for the Central Nervous System

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Photo Credit: Stevenfruitsmaak/Wikimedia Commons

The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, and it plays an important role in almost all bodily functions, such as awareness, movements, sensations, reflex, thoughts, speech, and memory. This system is able to do so because the spinal cord passes signals or messages between the brain and peripheral nerves. Now, studies show that conditions that affect the central nervous system could benefit from the use of cannabis. 

One study on animals suffering neurodegenerative conditions found cannabinoids create a natural system of neuroprotection through their vasodilatory effects, the inhibition of the release of excitoxic amino acids and cytokines, and the modulation of oxidative stress and toxic production of nitric oxide. Another study suggests the endocannabinoid is critical when it comes to the central nervous system's neuromodulatory function. Evidence also suggests cannabinoids provide neuroprotection after brain injury, and that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in immune modulation, which has potentially powerful implications when it comes to central nervous system inflammation. 

You can look into more detail about these specific studies on the Medical Marijuana Inc. website. This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer.