New Studies Provide Hope for Using Cannabis to Treat Brain Injuries and DiseasesIn 1974, the Ford administration began bogus testing on monkeys as the science “proving” marijuana destroys brain cells. This helped support the “Reefer Madness” mania originated by the 1938 movie of the same name. It was great for the “Drug War” and “just say no” campaign. Since then, international studies have proven otherwise. But they were not publicized or used by politicians as much as the bogus study. The exponentially rising movement of states legalizing medical marijuana has provided us the anecdotal evidence that, contrary to the scare tactics used to discourage marijuana, the opposite is true. These anecdotal stories of cannabis healing, coupled with the expanding allowance of medical marijuana, have opened funding sources for "official" studies on cannabis and the brain. This time, studies will be focused on determining the highest and best use of cannabis strains instead of "proving" brain danger to justify banning the plant. These new studies are confirming cannabis as a healing agent for brain diseases and injuries, improving brain health.