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Cannabis May Protect the Brain Against Stress and Injury, and Here’s Why - Cannabis News

A growing body of research over the last couple decades suggests that there’s another potential strategy to making the brain more resilient to the damaging effects of injury, the changes associated with stress, and the effects of age. It involves cannabis.

Each year, around 2 million Americans experience a sport-related traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Soldiers are also at elevated risk for TBI; 17% of deployed soldiers to Iraq experienced a TBI, and among them, 59% experienced multiple TBIs.

On a less overt level, our stress levels are on the rise. And to make matters worse, there’s a direct link between stress and increased risk for cardiovascular effects like heart attack and stroke. 

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Josh Kaplan ~ Leafly.com ~ 

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