Florida Symposium to Address Medical Marijuana’s Potential to Treat Alzheimer’s, Chronic Pain

Florida Symposium to Address Medical Marijuana’s Potential to Treat Alzheimer’s, Chronic Pain
Medical marijuana's potential as an effective treatment for the progression of Alzheimer's disease is high on the list of discussion topics as more than 300 medical practitioners, attorneys and industry experts gather for the second annual South Florida Medical Cannabis Symposium to be held at the Westin Fort Lauderdale on March 11. The event will attract leading experts such as Dustin Sulak, MD, Gregory Gerdeman, PhD, and Gregory Smith, MD. Their discussion will center on cannabis as medicine, and how marijuana can benefit sufferers of debilitating conditions like Alzheimer's and chronic pain. Targeted specifically toward licensed Florida physicians in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, the program will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will explore the physiology of the human body's endocannabinoid system — the group of receptors throughout the nervous system that mediates the effects of cannabis, among other functions — and learn how medical cannabis can relieve pain and treat Alzheimer's disease progression. Legal issues will also take center stage at the symposium, and legal guidance is likely necessary, following the overwhelming passage last November of the
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