With all the jokes good natured (perhaps not so good-natured) fun poked at the recent legalization of marijuana in some US states & heated arguments over the subject. There has been quite a bit of research into medical marijuana for some years.
Pros & Cons
Medical cannabis as it’s often referred to, has been used to relieve symptoms of cancer, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis & other illnesses for quite awhile. According to ProCon proponents argue the safe and effective treatment for symptoms & cite reviews to support their claims. Opponents offer, among other reasons, there isn’t a need for it with the availability of other legal medications.
An interesting blog post from our friends at Sunrise Senior Living dives into a recent study done on marijuana as a treatment for dementia. Even though the article title indicates there isn’t any… keep reading… the last paragraph offers a flicker of optimism with continued research.
And with so many dark spots when it comes to dementia, a flicker, glimmer or spark is a welcome site!
Weigh in, what do you think? Thanks for taking the time, ~R