Medical Marijuana and Parkinson's: It's Complicated – Parkinson's News Today

It is disappointing that medical marijuana is not among the first line of treatments a provider suggests for Parkinson’s disease, particularly when one is using federally sponsored medical services. But that is changing. It is a new world for medical marijuana, a treatment that both patients and providers are struggling to understand.

Providers must understand and navigate state and federal regulations both to protect patient safety and to avoid jeopardizing licensure. These regulations change every year as more and more states pass medical marijuana legislation.

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However, the federal government has not legalized medical marijuana. This means that you can only obtain permission from a

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