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Marijuana: Effective medicine for Alzheimer’s disease and more

Oct 09, 2006 Marijuana: Effective medicine for Alzheimer’s disease and more

Marijuana is very effective medicine for a whole host of physical ailments. NORML provides a rundown of those many benefits here.

Unfortunately, the federal government continues to politicize marijuana as medicine by refusing to reschedule marijuana so that it may be prescribed by physicians. Moreover, only a handful of people are permitted to receive federally-provided medical marijuana.

Because everyone risks succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease, hopefully more lawmakers will support allowing prescription marijuana now that a 2006 Skaggs Institute study shows that marijuana is particularly beneficial to delaying and treating Alzheimer’s disease. Now more than ever, it appears demented not to permit physicians to prescribe marijuana as medicine. Jon Katz.

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