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Alzheimer’s Disease: Can Medical Cannabis Help?

Alzheimer’s Disease:  Can Medical Cannabis Help?Unfortunately, we all know someone that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the devastating effects of losing not only memory, but the “wholeness” of the individual can be overwhelming. Nearly 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Experts estimate that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis will affect close to 15 million people by mid-century.

There is no cure and the medication that’s prescribed for the disease is now known to make it progress more quickly by removing the plaque, which is actually forming to protect and not harm memory and recall.

The treatment is grim for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, that’s why so many individuals and their loved ones are seeking alternative methods. Cannabis has factors that allow it to penetrate the blood brain barrier and it also has receptors that work synergistically with our brains to act as a neuroprotectant and in some studies, is showing regenerative effects.

Governor Desantis signed a bill recently allowing the ban on smokable marijuana to finally be lifted in the state of Florida. Certain dispensaries in the area are now legally able to give patients the green leafy flower that so many individuals have been waiting for.

Having the comprehensive effect of the whole plant-based form of medical marijuana is ideal for many patients with terminal illnesses like Alzheimer’s, cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, PTSD, and chronic infections. The plant’s natural combination of CBD, THC and Terpenes work together in an entourage effect offering multiple benefits. The CBD is known to bind to receptors and is thought to regenerate cells and brain function, while THC helps to relax and alleviate the physical symptoms of apprehension.

Both using cannabis oil and smoking marijuana yield different medical benefits. Smoking cannabis has been useful in treating diseases like glaucoma and nausea. It can be used to alleviate chronic pain and may even help reduce the size or stop the growth of cancer, as well as stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Cannabis oil is also used to treat cancer and nausea, but it can also improve sleep, protect the skin, combat stress and anxiety and promote heart health. Both may be used to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), headaches and migraines. They may also be used to combat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and premenstrual syndrome. Typically, the oil contains concentrated cannabinoid profiles for more potency, but many primarily include cannabidiol (CBD), which does not get people high. For this reason, some states allow children to take advantage of CBD oils for certain illnesses and conditions.

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