Can cannabis activate hippocampal neurogenesis?

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Can cannabis activate hippocampal neurogenesis?
« on: 27/12/2015 11:18:01 »
Research indicates that cannabinoids are promoters of adult hippocampal neurogenesis: THC may enhance adult hippocampal neurogenesis through intracellular CB1 receptor activation.

http://www.jci.org/articles/view/25509

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Re: Can cannabis activate hippocampal neurogenesis?
« Reply #1 on: 27/12/2015 13:54:46 »
If you smoke cannabis it can increase the number of cells in your head , but not in a good way ...

Quote from: webmd.com
Pot smokers were 2.6 times more at risk for head and neck cancer than their non-pot-smoking counterparts.
http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20000121/marijuana-smoking-may-cause-head-neck-cancer
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Re: Can cannabis activate hippocampal neurogenesis?
« Reply #2 on: 27/12/2015 14:48:05 »

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Pot smokers were 2.6 times more at risk for head and neck cancer than their non-pot-smoking counterparts.

Thats a relatively low risk to develop cancer from marijuana smoking. I presume tobacco smoking has much higher incidence than cannabis to induce cancer.
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Re: Can cannabis activate hippocampal neurogenesis?
« Reply #3 on: 18/02/2016 19:28:34 »
Endocannabinoids are neurogenic; They stimulate hippocampal neurogenesis through intracellular lipid rafts.

   
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