Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can reduce brain damage from stroke 2007

This study presents further evidence that THC can protect the brain following a stroke.


Our findings demonstrate that AM 404 and THC reduce neuronal damage caused by bilateral carotid occlusion in gerbils and that this protection is mediated through an interaction with CB1 and opioid receptors. Endocannabinoids might form the basis for the development of new neuroprotective drugs useful for the treatment of stroke and other neurodegenerative pathologies.