Parkinson’s Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in Ohio
Patients who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Ohio. Parkinson’s Disease affects around 35,000 people just in Ohio alone. Medical marijuana can offer relief to many of the symptoms those with the neurological disorder experience. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is caused by the loss of neurons that produce dopamine in a small region of the midbrain. The loss of dopamine in the brain is what interferes with coordination and motor function for those with the disease. Medical marijuana is one-way patients in Ohio diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease can find relief from their uncontrolled movements, pain, tremors, and more.
How can Medical Marijuana help with Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors. The disease damages one’s brain cells, eventually killing them. These brain cells make dopamine and control movement. Many patients who have Parkinson’s Disease can expect easier movement, as cannabis can help relieve tremors or shaking of the hands or other body parts. It also has the ability to provide patients with pain relief and offer better sleep to those with the disease. Both CBD and THC can help those with Parkinson’s Disease by protecting neurons from being further damaged, and hopefully slowing the disease’s spread. THCV is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and has shown a successful neuroprotectant for those suffering from Parkinson’s. CBD is another great way for patients with Parkinson’s to find relief without the ‘high’ feeling.
When using mixed ratio products from dispensaries such as 1:1 tinctures or edibles they are able to deliver pain relief from the THC, but also reduce inflammation without as many psychoactive effects from having an equal amount of CBD present. Having too much THC can sometimes deliver unwanted psychoactive effects when used alone, which is why mixed ratio products are desirable for those with Parkinson’s due to their ability to work in conjunction to relieve their symptoms without leaving patients feeling ‘too high’. Patients who use cannabis that is diagnosed with Parkinson’s can expect a variety of options available at Ohio dispensaries to help treat their symptoms. The first step to relief is getting access to Ohio’s dispensaries by obtaining your My Marijuana Card today!
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