June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Designed to bring our attention to the millions of people worldwide who are impacted by Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia (this includes caregivers, too).
At MyJane we’re aware of research and data sharing the positive impact that cannabis can have on the brain, towards Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive concerns. We’ve discovered some impressive results. A recent study conducted by McClean Hospital in Massachusetts, indicates medical cannabis improves brain function after 3 months of use. By observing a test group for 3 months the report found that medical cannabis use:
– Improved task performance as well as changes in brain activation patterns
– Caused notable decreases in pharmaceutical medication use, particularly opioids and benzodiazepines, following 3 months of medical cannabis treatment
– Promoted significant improvements in relationships to depression, sleep, and improved quality of life
Patients who participated in the McClean Hospital study sought treatment for a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety/PTSD, sleep and mood.
Many of these reasons are similar to those towards starting MyJane. Our mission is to demystify the cannabis experience for women. We curate a variety of resources, articles, events, and experts to help guide the cannabis experience and empower women to make informed health and wellness choices for themselves and those they love.
We find research like this to be promising and we are delighted to see data-driven results being shared to increase awareness about the many benefits of cannabis.
Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association this month and how you can support their efforts here.