On prescribing medical marijuana as an alternative to antipsychotics.

In a case discussion published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, the authors present the case of an 85-year-old with dementia with Lewy bodies. After administering multiple regiments of antipsychotics (in both inpatient and outpatient settings), without improvement, and exhausting other options, the palliative care team prescribed Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which helped the patient's behavior rapidly improve.

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