Medical Marijuana Inc.'s Marijuana Extract Cannabidiol (CBD) Possible Use As A Prevention And Treatment To Alzheimer's Disease
A Disease That Affects 5.6 Million People and Costs $182 Billion Annually in the United States
Medical Marijuana Inc. Patent Pending Extraction Method is Used to Isolate Cannabidiol from Marijuana without Any Other Psychoactive Properties
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 6, 2011 - Medical Marijuana Inc (OTC: MJNA) is pleased to announce that studies have shown Cannabidiol (CBD) as a possible prevention and treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Medical Marijuana Inc. through CannaBANK has a patent pending on an extraction method from Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) and its industrialized non psychoactive counterpart Hemp, allowing Cannabidiol (CBD) to be isolated in its pure form.
According to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org), Alzheimer's is said to cost $182 billion annually and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. This affects some 14.9 million family members and friends of Alzheimer's patients, these family and friends provide an estimated 17 billion hours annually of unpaid care. With the recent increase of Cannabis (Marijuana) research over the past decade, research has shown that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic affect, which is associated with oxidative stress commonly known to be a cause of Alzheimer's disease.
Medical Marijuana Inc. is planning on expanding its Cannabidiol sales through licensing agreements with companies already involved in the heavily marketed nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets.
Resources and Abstracts:
United States National Library of Medicine (PubMed)
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Posted: September 2011