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Medical Marijuana and Parkinson's Disease: Is It Safe?

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Interest in using marijuana to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease has grown in recent years as 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized it for medical use.

Although the federal government has not approved medical marijuana itself, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized some therapies that use specific marijuana components.

the FDA has given it's okay for the THC-based drugs Marinol (dronabinol) and Cesamet (nabilone) to ease nausea during cancer treatment and stimulate appetite. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is an active component in cannabis known to effect mood, behavior, and thinking.

The FDA has also greenlighted the use of CBD (cannabidiol) in a medication for childhood epilepsy called Epidiolex. CBD differs from THC in that it does not produce mind-altering effects.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: everydayhealth.com

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