Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxisof wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is a formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##
Parkinson’s UK, the largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe, is partnering with scientists at King’s College London and investing £1.2 million in phase II clinical trial.
There are currently 145,000 people living with Parkinson’s in the UK and between 50 and 60 percent of them will be affected by psychosis at some point in their life. Hallucinations occur when individuals see, hear or feel things that are not really there. Delusions involve developing fixed beliefs that are not true.
“It’s $15 a pound (for hemp with a CBD concentration of 10 percent) for what was $40 a pound at this time last year,″ added Brian Ford, a dairy farmer in Westtown. “I’m two years in and I’ve made nothing.” “Remember each of these plants is the size of a small Christmas tree and there are 1,500 to 2,000 of them to an acre, so that’s a lot of material to cut and hang,″ said Ullrich. Ford said a shortage of labor has forced him and his crew to work after dark to remain on schedule.
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