Medical Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease

Medical marijuana’s getting a lot more press these days. Twenty three US states have now made medical marijuana legal (with four of these legalising its use in general), growing your own medical weed is now legal in Canada, and a parliamentary committee in the UK just recommended legalising marijuana for medical use.

The committee states that there is unambiguous evidence that cannabis can be very effective in treating certain illnesses. And let’s be clear about this – its effects can be dramatic. Take a look at this video of this man who uses medical marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease demonstrating how it lessens his tremors:

The fact is, despite media hysteria to the contrary, taking marijuana for medical purposes is not only sensible but also very widespread. Green MP Caroline Lucas estimates that hundreds of thousands of UK folk already use cannabis medicinally, and makes the obvious point that it’s ridiculous that this should be considered criminal.

The UK parliamentary committee agree:

The findings of our inquiry and review of evidence from across the world are clear. Cannabis works as a medicine for a number of medical conditions. The evidence has been strong enough to persuade a growing number of countries and US states to legalise access to medical cannabis. Against this background, the UK scheduling of cannabis as a substance that has no medical value is irrational.

Medical Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease and what else?

Professor Barnes, a neurologist, reviewed the medical evidence for the UK parliamentary committee looking into medical marijuana. He states that, after analysing over 20,000 scientific and medical reports,

The results are clear. Cannabis has a medical benefit for a wide range of conditions.

These include both physical and psychological conditions. For example, as well as using medical marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease, cannabis can also relieve chronic pain and spasticity associated with other conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), can relieve nausea and vomiting (especially that caused by chemotherapy), and also alleviate anxiety.

 

So how does medical cannabis have these healing effects? How does it work?

According to American medical website Mercola.com,

Your body has its own endocannabinoid system, with endogenous chemical messengers very similar to those in marijuana acting on matching receptors located on cells throughout your body. Most research to date shows that cannabis offers significant health benefits for minimal risk, thanks to your endocannabinoid system. Other illnesses that cannabis can be effective against include: Autism, seizure disorder, MS, PTSD, pain, arthritis, heart disease, nausea, and even cancer.

So there you go. Hopefully, wherever you live, legal medical cannabis will be available in the not too distant future, if it’s not already.

To find out about different kinds of medical marijuana, click here: about medical marijuana

And for an overview of some of the top medical marijuana strains currently available, click here: top medical marijuana strains

 

Some references:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/legalise-medical-cannabis-say-mps-a7238176.html

https://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2016/09/23/man-with-parkinson_1920_s-uses-cannabis-for-relief-shows-before-and-after.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/05/16/research-supports-marijuana-benefits.aspx