Brazilian Experts Discusses CBD Use Among the Elderly

November 13, 2019 09:00:47

For the past couple of years, interest in cannabidol (CBD) has been gaining traction in Europe and the U.S., mostly caused by the cannabis extract’s abilities as a versatile natural medication. Although there has been little conclusive scientific research on the efficacy and side effects of CBD, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence claiming it is effective against a host of medical conditions ranging from anxiety to chronic pain and high blood pressure. Now it seems that cannabidiol has another use up its sleeve.

The subject of cannabinoids and dementia, and whether CBD can be used to alleviate common age-related medical conditions was tabled at a debate in Rio de Janeiro, promoted by the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SBGG). International case studies on cannabinoids and dementia were presented by Ivan Abdalla, a physician at…


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