Medical Marijuana and Parkinson's Disease: By The Michael J Fox Foundation
Updated: Jul 16, 2022
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) just put out a guide for medical marijuana use for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, and you should check it out!
At only 9 pages long, this quick guide sure hits all the major talking points: cannabinoids, dosing, possible side effects and interactions, the significant delay with research, and so much more. The guide is accessible and versatile - it can help much more than Parkinson’s patients.
The MJFF has long been an advocate of loosening federal restrictions on cannabis so its medicinal uses can be fully explored. Parkinson’s patients, along with so many others who live with long-term, chronic disease, often suffer silently with symptoms that are unmanageable with current medication. Imagine giving these patients a medicine that can potentially manage symptoms than were unmanageable before. We owe it to our chronic patients to help them achieve the quality of life they deserve.
This guide also touches on the fear that patients have when it comes to cannabis medicine due to the lack of research and testing. There are accessible research studies, many of them carried out overseas, that can ease fears. Patients using medical marijuana should work closely with a professional to use the medicine properly.
Check out the guide here and tell us what you think:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Guide to Medical Marijuana and Parkinson's Disease