Medical marijuana uses continue to expand and the Parkinson Foundation will be hosting a conference in Denver to explore the possible uses of marijuana in treating Parkinson's.

With medical marijuana legal in 31 states as well as many places internationally, it becomes necessary to explore the uses of it for Parkinson's which is why the foundationset up the conference in Denver March 6 and 7.

According to a survey the Parkinson's Foundation as well as Northwestern University, nearly 80 percent of those asked had treated their symptoms with medical marijuana and CBD even though only 10 percent of physicians had prescribed it.

One clinician involved in the study, Dr. Benzi Kluger, said:

“Having worked as a clinician for the past decade in Colorado, a state at the forefront of medical marijuana use, it is clear that people with PD and their families are intensely interested in the potential of marijuana and cannabinoids in helping manage symptoms and other aspects of their disease,” he explains. “To date, there is more hype than actual data to provide meaningful clinical information to patients with PD. There is a critical need to analyze existing data on medical marijuana and to set priorities for future research."

The conference is invitation only but the Foundation is expected to release portions of it to the general public after the conference has ended.

If you have Parkinson's and would like to get more information, call 1-800-4PD-INFO (800-473-4636) or check their website.

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