Potential Therapeutic Effects of THC on Alzheimer’s Diseases

Potential Therapeutic Effects of THC on Alzheimer’s Diseases Dr. Eileen Karpfinger speaks with Sharlene Mavor, the Director of Medical Cannabis Research Australia. Mavor explains,” “We are just really keen to get clinical trials happening in Perth as it gets patients on medicinal cannabis within the trial setting, it will promote medicinal cannabis via the publicity even the announcement of a trial will cause, it will increase confidence in the medical community for its use and ultimately it will open up more qualifying conditions for general prescribing within Australia. Doctors are demanding good quality scientific evidence and this will provide it. My own involvement will be just to help facilitate the projects coming together in any way I can..whether it be will grant applications, fundraising, awareness raising – Whatever I can do.

I also really feel that Alzheimer’s is a condition where there is just very few options for treatment right now. Nothing really works for the symptoms and I truly believe medical cannabis can provide help and hope for easing these patients pain, insomnia, depression, appetite, and there is hope for increasing their cognition as well. With such a safe medication as medical cannabis it’s such a natural alternative to anything else.

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