Actor and weed enthusiast Seth Rogen is hosting a cannabis-themed charity festival to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s illness.
Rogen and his wife Lauren’s Alzheimer’s organization Charity for Hilarity will hold its subsequent occasion in Los Angeles on September 14.
Despite the fact that the precise information of the marijuana plan haven’t been revealed, Rogen announced in the promotional video that “We right here at Hilarity for Charity appreciate to fight Alzheimer’s illness, but we also appreciate rides, meals, alcohol, and weed! We also appreciate attempting to be fantastic folks so that in the occasion there is an afterlife, we do not go to hell.”
The charity event’s line-up of comedians contains Adam Devine, Andrew Rannells, Ben Feldman, Casey Wilson, Ilana Glazer, Regina Hall, and several far more. Meanwhile, skateboarder Tony Hawk and musician Anderson Paak will have a functionality of their personal at the occasion.
Rogen founded the charity in 2012 right after his mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Immediately after witnessing what he described in an interview as a “brutal” illness, the couple decided to dedicate time to fight the chronic neurodegenerative illness which impacts about five.eight million Americans.
Health-related marijuana can be applied to alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer’s such as dementia. Quite a few research have indicated that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, as properly as some other cannabis compounds, seem to get rid of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, believed to lead to Alzheimer’s illness.
One particular such study performed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Research in California identified that THC may perhaps play a part in the removal of these toxic clumps connected with Alzheimer’s, paving the way for additional analysis and possible new drugs.
“Although other research have provided proof that cannabinoids may possibly be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we think our study is the initially to demonstrate that cannabinoids impact each inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells,” senior author of the study Professor David Schubert stated.
Presently, 13 states in the US enable healthcare marijuana as a signifies of treating Alzheimer’s illness, according to Leafly’s list of qualifying situations by state from October 2018.