What is Parkinson’s Disease? A short explanation followed by some video clips showing how medical cannabis can quickly restore quality of live to sufferers!
James Parkinson first described as “shaking palsy” the disease that now bears his name, medical science has thus far been unable to unravel the cause or causes of most Parkinson’s cases or to devise a cure.
Nonetheless, dramatic progress has been made in treating the disease, which is known to afflict about half a million older Americans, or one person in 100 over age 50.
This figure does not include the untold thousands with symptoms of the disease that are not severe enough to prompt them to seek a diagnosis.
Some cases of what doctors call Parkinsonism are caused by potent drugs used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses or they are a result of poisoning by manganese.
The late stages of the disease, however, can leave patients vulnerable to pneumonia, blood clots and bodywide infections that can be fatal. Parkinson’s weakening of muscles also results in the loss of movement of the facial muscles, and the feet sticking to the floor when walking.
Parkinson’s Disease and Medical Marijuana “Cannabis”
In the video, you can see a snippet of this video by Ride With Larry below:
These clips are from the feature documentary “Ride with Larry.” With his Parkinson’s symptoms worsening and options for new medications unavailable, retired police captain Larry S. is getting tested for his medical marijuana card.