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We work with family caregivers and professional care partners. Many need help finding local licensed medical practitioners with clinical knowledge of cannabis use by older adults, so we’re often asked to recommend and refer.

We also serve as a resource for medical practitioners interested in clinical use and research studies of cannabis to treat symptoms of cognitive impairment and neurocognitive conditions, in the context of long-term care settings.

To change the way cannabis is viewed, understood, and administered in later stages of life and illness—for educational purposes only—we provide evidence-based information about cannabis use for medical conditions.

To ensure accurate, comprehensive, reliable information, our content is reviewed by medical experts.

 
Accumulating evidence suggests that cannabinoids have the potential for neuroprotective effects. This developing understanding of the endogenous cannabinoid system, along with cannabinoids’ anxiolytic and appetite-stimulating effects, provides a rationale for its study in patients with dementia.
— National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2017. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24625
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