New marijuana research studies seem to be released every month. This spring we have learned that it alters the brain even if smoked once a week. In June the University of South Carolina reported “recent findings show that THC can change critical molecules of epigenome called histones, leading to suppression of inflammation… (It) has uncovered yet another potential application for marijuana, in the suppression of immune response to treat autoimmune diseases.” (ScienceDaily) By suppressing the auto immune system marijuana has potential to treat multiple sclerosis and other auto immune diseases in the future.
To learn more read Science Daily’s article, “Marijuana shows potential in treating autoimmune disease” at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140602150914.htm. Image from this article.