Parkinson’s Disease Forum Gives Medical Marijuana Platform for 1st Time

An online survey circulated among physicians who treat Parkinson’s disease found that 80% of their patients had used cannabis to treat their symptoms. Furthermore, 95% of the neurologists polled said they’d been asked by their patients for a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana.

Results of the survey, undertaken in partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation and Northwestern University in Illinois, inspired a conference that was held in Denver on March 6 and 7, 2019. Some 45 experts from the United States, Canada, and Europe gathered to discuss the use and implications of medical marijuana for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Survey Says: Let’s Talk About Medical Cannabis

The meeting marked the first time in its 62-year history that the Parkinson’s Foundation publicly discussed medical marijuana as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

“The results of

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