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(VIDEO) Watch what happens when a man with Parkinson’s takes medical marijuana for the first time

The effects of medicinal marijuana on Parkinson’s disease are shown in a video below. 

Larry Smith is a former cop who lives in South Dakota. He’s had Parkinson’s disease for 20 years, which causes severe dyskinesia (uncontrolled movements), tremors, and voice loss.

The following is a clip from the documentary Ride With Larry, which follows Larry’s efforts to raise awareness about his illness as he travels across the United States on a bicycle, despite having Parkinson’s disease. This clip has raised a lot of attention on social media and for good reason — it’s simply unbelievable.

Smith is shown in the clip taking medical marijuana for the first time. He puts a drop of cannabis oil under his tongue, after which, everything about him changes. His involuntary movements come to an end, he can speak normally, and he is very still. It’s simply incredible to see what one drop of cannabis oil can do. Unfortunately, cannabis is still not legally available in South Dakota, even for medicinal purposes.

What is shown in the video clip is nothing short of amazing. Many people have their doubts about medical marijuana, but the results speak for themselves. And while some people argue that this is just placebo, even if it were, which seems doubtful, does it matter? The fact remains that it works, and it can improve the lives of people like Larry tremendously.

Research Showing the Efficacy of Cannabis for Parkinson’s Symptoms

According to a study conducted in 2002 by Dr. Evzin Ruzicka, a neurologist at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 50% of patients who were receiving medical marijuana for treatment said that it had helped them to alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Another noteworthy study which was conducted in March 2014 involved researchers from Tel Aviv University’s Rabin Medical Centre in Israel. It demonstrated how 22 patients with Parkinson’s disease (13 men and 9 women) had their symptoms alleviated from the use of medical marijuana, particularly tremors, rigidity, and dyskinesia. Researchers also observed that the patients were able to sleep better throughout the night and experienced less pain. No adverse effects were reported from the cannabis.

Can This Help You or Someone You Know?

It is definitely possible that cannabis could help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms for yourself or a loved one. There are many states and countries that offer prescriptions for medical marijuana these days, and considering many of the prescription drugs available come with a wide array of negative side effects, this is certainly worth considering. As seen in the video above, this treatment works. It may not work this same way for everyone, but with so little to lose and so much to gain, it is certainly worth trying.

(By Alanna Ketler, Collective-evolution.com)

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  • A Freedom Fighter

    Some of our politicians, lawmakers would rather destroy the lives of citizens, vets and children than make cannabis available to the public. When it became clear that cannabis is the only remedy for some types of childhood epilepsy that drugs from Big Pharma could not resolve there was no more doubt that cannabis is good effective medicine. Non addictive pain relief and help for PTSD. All the data needed for an informed decision on cannabis legalization has already been collected and can be found at the Center for Disease Control.

    Figures directly from the CDC on numbers of deaths per year in the USA:

    * Prescription Drugs: 237,485 + 5,000 traffic fatalities
    * Tobacco: 600,000
    * Alcohol: 88,013 + 16,000 traffic fatalities
    * Cocaine: 4,906
    * Heroin: 7,200
    * Aspirin: 466
    * Acetaminophen (Tylenol): 179
    * Marijuana: 0, none, not a single fatal toxic overdose in all medical history and no significant statistical record of traffic problems.

    So, which is safer???? Enough with the lies! Legalize, regulate, TAX!!!!!

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