Pot-Smoking Cows Could Stop Mad Cow Disease
A New Zealand pro-cannabis group says it has scientific evidence that cannabis can stop the development of mad cow disease. It was not clear whether the findings applied to both cows and humans.
Scientists at the National Centre for Scientific Research in France found cannabidiol - a non-psychoactive ingredient - may prevent the development of prion diseases (progressive neurodegenerative disorders), the most well known of which is BSE, Norml said.
Researchers found cannabidiol inhibited the accumulation of prion proteins in infected mice and sheep.
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