Cannabis-based treatment will be offered to dementia patients

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Cannabis will be used to treat symptoms of dementia in the first major UK trial to research its use, scientists have announced. Pensioners with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease will be recruited to see how cannabis-based treatment compares with a dummy drug. Scientists are testing whether Sativex – a Peppermint-flavoured mouth spray containing cannabinoids – could be used to reduce symptoms of agitation or aggression.

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