How Marijuana Mac & Cheese Helped Ease A Senior’s Alzheimer’s

My name is T. Norton. I’m a 31-year old, 17-year career chef. Recently my stepfather has fallen ill with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and I have been able to work on some infused recipes, since he cant really handle cannabis in any other form.

I have been in kitchens over half of my life and have also been a regular user of medical marijuana and an advocate for its uses.

About a year ago when my stepfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s stage 3, the doctors immediately put him on numerous pills — some of which were even experimental. In a very short amount of time, the medication seemed to be doing more damage than good, and then came the diagnoses of Parkinson’s. With that second diagnoses came even more experimental pills.

There was a day when my step dad was feeling nauseous and had a headache for days in a row. 

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