The benefits of ingesting marijuana is common knowledge, as are the dangers of alcohol consumption. According to a recent study, the benefits of marijuana may even include protecting against the brain damage alcohol causes.
The study showed that
“marijuana may have some neuroprotective properties in mitigating alcohol-related oxidative stress or excitotoxic cell death.”
The same government that preaches anti-potaganda, Merica, even has a patent on cannabis due to its neuroprotective properties.
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. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention”
Turns out the dope they claim kills us happens to benefit our lives in some pretty dope ways.