Monday, January 30, 2017
Medical Marijuana: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s (Research, Video 2:33)
Dementia qualifies as a condition for using medical marijuana in American states where medical marijuana is legal. Usage is primarily for agitation of Alzheimer’s disease. A review of legislation and qualified medical marijuana program websites reveals the following:
1) Of the 24 states and localities where medical marijuana is legal, dementia is a qualifying condition in 10.
2) In the five states where information was available regarding qualifying conditions for certification, dementia was the indication for medical marijuana certifications.
Apparently, few applicants for medical marijuana list dementia as the reason for seeking certification.
The following video features the effects of medical marijuana on Larry, a man who suffers with Parkinson’s disease. This is Larry’s first time using medical marijuana. With just a few drops of the cannabis oil under his tongue, several of his symptoms are relieved, including tremors. The results are compelling.
Frances Shani Parker, Author
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