Long life depends on this: Gary Wenk (TEDx)


Secret to long life? Smoke cannabis, drink coffee and Enjoy!

US Patent 6630507 titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” which is assigned to The United States of America, as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services.  The patent claims that –

“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”

The patent was obtained in October of 2003.

“For 35 years I’ve been looking for a chemical that makes old animals smarter….  This is the first compound in the hundreds I’ve tested that has ever worked in an old brain.”

–Gary L. Wenk, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University and Medical Center, is a leading authority on the consequences of chronic brain inflammation and animal models of Alzheimer’s disease.
Hat tip: Mango Chutney

See also: The government holds a patent for medical marijuana

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