Marijuana(Cannabis) Can Help Grow Neurons(Neurogenesis) and Make a Person Smarter(Nootropic effect)
According to a new study, chemicals in marijuana can repair and stimulate the growth of brain cells and possibly make a person smarter. This revolutionary research can possibly pave the way for a more pot friendly public. This study was published in the latest issue of the journal Neurochemistry International.
Contrary to the public’s belief, a person’s brain, in fact, does not stop growing after reaching adulthood. This is due to the process of neuroplasticity. This organic engineering process is the way in which people take in and remember information. Even more specific than that is the process of neurogenesis.
Neurogenesis is the process that is enacted by the brain to generate neurons from stem cells within itself to create a better nerro-connection within someone’s brain. This process is most prevalent during the growth of fetus.
The study revealed that a chemical substance in marijuana, cannabichromene (CBC), has the ability to spark the creation of neurons. Neural stem cells in the brain are now proven to develop into neuron connections when combined with CBC in marijuana. Moreover, the chemical was reported to ramp up the practicality of developing adult neural stem progenitor cells (NSPC) into more and better connection within the brain.