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Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease: New Resources

Many people wonder about medical marijuana for Parkinson’s. Research hasn’t yet proven benefits or safety. And doctors don’t have strong evidence to guide recommendations on what to use or how. Still, many people are interested in trying this therapy.  

To learn more about people’s experiences with medical marijuana, MJFF hosted an online survey through Fox Insight. Recently published results suggest that, among 1,900 participants, 70 percent reported using medical marijuana. And many of them report small benefits on sleep, anxiety and pain. But 13 percent weren’t sure exactly what they were taking, and 30 percent didn’t discuss with their doctor. These insights, gathered directly from people living with Parkinson’s, help inform care, research and advocacy efforts.

To learn more, download a free guide on medical marijuana and Parkinson’s and watch a webinar.

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