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Could Marijuana Help Ward Off Alzheimer's?

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Could Marijuana Help Ward Off Alzheimer's?

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Could Marijuana Help Ward Off Alzheimer's?

Could Marijuana Help Ward Off Alzheimer's?

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A new study in rats shows that the synthetic form of a compound found in marijuana may ease inflammation in the brain and ward off Alzheimer's and memory loss. We look at the study and marijuana's potential effects on the brain.

Guest:

Gary L. Wenk professor, psychology and neuroscience, Ohio State University