Parkinson’s and Medical Marijuana

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and if you weren’t aware before, marijuana is a treatment option with impressive benefits for patients with Parkinson’s.

What is Parkinson’s?
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain.┬áBut when cells that produce dopamine die, Parkinson’s appears.

How can medical marijuana help?
Cannabis has been used to ease tremors for centuries, and research is finally starting to backup what many have known all along, that marijuana helps Parkinson’s symptoms. Besides easing tremors, there is some evidence to show that marijuana may even slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

To discuss how medical marijuana may help your Parkinson’s symptoms, please call us at: 403-475-4205.

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