The national population of senior citizens continue to grow. According to the US Census Bureau, the number of seniors will rise to over 83 million by 2050. While some level of cognitive decline is a part of the normal aging process, we’re looking at around sixteen million seniors dealing with some soft of dementia. Some forgetfulness is normal and certainly gets worse as we get older. It often takes the older generation longer to learn new things. They might misplace everyday items or get confused at times. This behavior is not cause for concern. However, these simple problems can be an indicator of the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Recent studies in cannabis and cannabinoid supplementation demonstrate positive results in repairing cognitive damage in the brain at the cellular level. There is also evidence of protecting otherwise healthy neurons and slowing the effects of age on the human brain. The stereotypical image of the marijuana smoker had led society to believe that cannabis results in memory impairment, mental slowness, and even loss of brain cells. However, this simply isn’t true. THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, acts as a neuroprotectant and even repairs damaged brain cells in older adults. Stories from all over the world continue to confirm the medical benefits of cannabis. With the legalization of marijuana across the country, the science community is becoming more focused on exploring the potential. Prevention of the onset of cognitive decline could greatly reduce the number of seniors suffering from debilitating brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Cannabinoids may just be the key to aging gracefully.