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7 Ways to Use CBD

05/17/2019

Marijuana consists of many different compounds that work together to relieve symptoms. You can isolate these compounds, known as cannabinoids, to experience one specific component’s effects. One compound commonly used by medical marijuana patients is cannabidiol (CBD). Learn why patients Read More

Marijuana Myths and Facts

04/04/2019

Now that 33 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have legalized medical marijuana, there’s an increased demand for answers about it: How safe is it? What are the long-term effects? Does it kill brain cells and cause a spike in teen pot smoking? For years, it was difficult Read More

The Science Behind Medical Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease

04/03/2019

Marijuana is undergoing a transformation in the 21st century that’s hard to miss. Once considered an illicit drug useful only for getting high, marijuana is becoming one of the hottest— and increasingly legal — natural remedies in the United States. That’s good news for people Read More

Parkinson’s Disease and CBD

04/24/2018

Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder characterized by tremors and irregular body movements. Because Parkinson’s disease typically starts off with a few tremors that gradually progress into other negative symptoms over time, those living with this illness may find it difficu Read More

Medical Marijuana and Dyskinesia

11/22/2017

Since Parkinson’s disease results from low dopamine levels in the brain, some patients take medicine like levodopa or antipsychotics to raise them back up. However, one of the potential side effects of these drugs is dyskinesia. Dyskinesia further interferes with your movement a Read More

Medical Marijuana and Bradykinesia

11/22/2017

Parkinson’s disease and other disorders that cause bradykinesia significantly reduce a patient’s mobility. Bradykinesia impedes daily tasks like washing the dishes or brushing your teeth. But, medical marijuana can help you manage this symptom if you know how to use it properly. W Read More

How Medical Marijuana Helps Parkinson’s Patients Sleep

11/22/2017

Patients with Parkinson’s disease deal with more sleep disturbances than people of the same age without it. When you have Parkinson’s, it’s important to take care of yourself to slow down the progression of your symptoms. However, not sleeping well makes it much harder to do th Read More

Medical Marijuana For Parkinson’s Disease

11/21/2017

A disorder of the nervous system, Parkinson's disease affects a person's ability to move. Since it is a progressive disease, Parkinson's grows worse with time. In many people, symptoms start out small and subtle but begin to interfere more and more with daily life. In a healthy brain, br Read More

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