Tim Karl, a senior research fellow with the group, said that the ingredient cannabidiol has demonstrated several effects which are beneficial to the brain.

“[Marijuana] is not one compound, it is a mixture of 60 different compounds, and you just have to look at those different compounds because some of them might be good for you,” Karl told the Sydney Morning Herald.

So far, Karl has been injecting that have a genetic ailment similar to Alzheimer’s in humans, and testing their brian cells afterwards. So far, there’s been an improvement in tests that require them to recognise and rememb objects and other mice.

The team also found that treating the cells with cannabidiol reduced a harmful protein that Alzheimer-afflicted cells tend to produce.

“Most of the components [of marijuana] are detrimental, they worsen your cognitive performance an