JACKSON, Ms. (WJTV) – On September 21, patients around the world will be recognized and honored for World Alzheimer’s Day.
In Mississippi, one company wanted to educate residents about how patients can find help when a new industry comes into play; medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana entrepreneur Kelly Williams joined the fight for medical options in the state after her father died of Alzheimer’s. The disease affects about 6 million Americans.
“For me, it’s about raising awareness of Alzheimer’s. I lost my father in 2018 and he had Alzheimer’s. This is about honoring and raising awareness of his memory and struggle. During this trip, I had the opportunity to meet a number of people who shared their stories of family members with Alzheimer’s,” Williams said.
World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated annually. Following the recent passage of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, Williams founded Kelly’s Green, a medical marijuana company.
“What we’re going to do, we’re going to have a manufacturing facility, and at Kelly’s Greens we’re going to make safe, effective and clean medicine. That is our commitment and commitment to Mississippi. We are patient-centric and committed to serving the people of Mississippi who have debilitating medical conditions,” Williams said.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia, one in three seniors will die of Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.
Applications for medical marijuana cards for patients went live in Mississippi on July 1. At Kelly’s Greens, the product is expected to be available to patients by the end of 2022.
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