Cows High on Pot Aren’t so Mad

Yes, we knew the title was catchy. What’s better, is it’s true. According a New Zealand pro-cannabis groups, there is scientific evidence that cannabis can stop the development of mad cow disease.

According to the report, a French study showed cannabidiol might be effective in preventing bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease. It is believed that the BSE may be transmitted to humans, where it is known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The condition is often fatal and spreads easily.

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, or Mad Cow Disease.

The details of the study may be read here.