JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — On September 21, patients around the world will be recognized and honored for World Alzheimer’s Day.
In Mississippi, a company wanted to educate residents about how patients could find help in the birth of a new industry; medical marijuana.
Kelly Williams, a medical marijuana entrepreneur, joined the battle for medical options in the state after her father died of Alzheimer’s disease. The disease affects approximately 6 million Americans.
“For me, it’s about awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. I lost my father in 2018 and he had Alzheimer’s. This is about honoring his memory and bringing his struggle and more awareness about it. During this trip, I had the opportunity to meet some people who shared their stories of relatives who have had Alzheimer’s disease,” Williams said.
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World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated every year. Following the recent passing of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, Williams launched Kelly’s Green, a medical marijuana company.