Plenty of us indulge in a daily glass of wine after work, but maybe we should be reaching for an evening joint聽instead. It鈥檚 a good thing that legalized pot is becoming more common聽and more normalized (just take a look a weed weddings and weed fashion), because it turns out that enjoying marijuana daily may in fact protect and heal the brain from the effects of aging.

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According to Nature Medicine, researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that using weed daily (i.e. getting regular doses of the main active marijuana ingredient THC) may prevent our brains from 鈥渟lowing down鈥 as we age.

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Granted, their tests were conducted on rodents, but the scientists discovered that younger mice accomplished tasks faster while 鈥渟ober鈥 and struggled while 鈥渦nder the influence鈥 (which really isn鈥檛 a surprise, TBH), however, at the same time the older mice were more skilled when given a daily THC boost.

Encouraged by their findings, the researchers will continue their work with a clinical trial later this year that will conduct similar tests on humans. Hopefully, they鈥檒l see the same kind of promising results.

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(h/t Forbes; photos via Christopher Furlong + Michel Porro/Getty)