Media watch – Tuesday

15 May 2018


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

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  1. Zedd

     /  May 15, 2018

    Latest research:
    ‘Elderly people should smoke POT to prevent memory loss, study claims: Cannabis revived brains of old mice – and could do the same in humans’

    ‘Cannabis could help prevent memory loss in the elderly, a new study has found.’

    ‘Researchers in Germany, who are set to begin human trials later this
    year, say the drug may even help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease
    by slowing the brain’s natural ageing process.’

    ‘The mental power of older mice improved dramatically after they were
    given THC, the psychoactive part of marijuana that makes users ‘high’.’

    ‘In fact, their brain connections in the hippocampus – which controls
    learning, memory and emotions – were firing as well as those of young

    ** maybe the tired-old MPs who voted against Chloe’s bill should take note ! 😀 😀

    • Gezza

       /  May 15, 2018

      Who knows what to believe? I’ve read articles saying that cannabis use appears to have accelerated the onset or frequency of dementia in the older populati as our tranche of dedicated or former pot smokers starts entering the Rest Home & Hospitals.