With a recent vote to legalize recreational marijuana use and "Hollyweed" vandalism of the Hollywood sign, cannabis also is at the forefront of a growing health movement in Los Angeles.
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Some clinical studies suggest that the plant may have medical value, especially for difficult-to-treat pain conditions.
(CNN) - Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease.
Recent studies indicate that the drug is making seniors healthier and helping stem the tide of the opioid epidemic - all while making their health care cheaper.
Sue is one of just two people certified through the State of California to educate senior living facility staff and caregivers about medical marijuana.