Reports in Tuesday’s Guardian were little short of sensational. Cannabis use dramatically improves memory capacity in older brains. German research suggests that small doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produced “profound, long-lasting improvement in cognitive performance”.
The results indicated that this could possibly stave off dementia for five to 10 years, the reverse of the impact cannabis is known to have on younger brains. Or at least this was the case with mice. As yet, no one knows about humans, but that is good enough for me. I am happy to sign on as a mouse.
What is absurd is that research into such uses of drugs would in Britain be technically illegal. Such is the hysteria over cannabis that still stalks Whitehall that Britain is among the most backward nations in its intolerance of the herb. At the last count, cannabis has been decriminalised –