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Hi there.I have parkinsons, and have bin advised by a friend

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Hi there. I have parkinsons, and have bin advised by a friend to try to chew marijuana to ease my symptoms. Can you please let me know/ provide resources about this course of treatment. I have not tried Marijuana before. Thanks. I have found a few limited refereces but also some patents pertaining to this, but would love for you to build upon this.


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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your patience.

This is not a well established medication for Parkinson's and there are no good clinical data to substantiate these claims that you have read about.

That being said, if you are in a State that allows Medical Marijuana then I would consult with a doctor who is licensed to dispense it and see what she says.

In all truth I can't see where it would hurt anything to give it a try.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for the above;

I have found the bellow resources that may be of some interest for you.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21323909

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21699489

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21459482

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21412829

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18801821

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18222654

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17196181

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17168732

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15837565

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15894565

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19839934

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18781984


Am i wrong to interpret the above as positive reactions to various canaboids in Marijuana?


Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
I have reviewed all the links you have provided and, I must admit, that they show a strong interest in learning more about canaboids and PD. From the abstracts of the articles it sure seems like marijuana might be very helpful.

I find myself back to my original statement: It sure can't hurt to give it a try :)

Thank you for brining those studies to my attention.

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