Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and yet patients and providers still have more questions than answers. In this video we'll discuss:
Safety-- Do you need to smoke cannabis, or are edible and topical forms effective? Is it addictive? What are the side effects?
Stigma-- Do I need to tell my neurologist? My boss? Is it possible to get the medicine without the high?
Science-- How to find the best strain of cannabis for your symptoms? How does it work? How long before the benefits are evident? How long will the benefits last? Do you need to understand the composition of the plant or can you just start trying things?
Medicine-- What PD symptoms are most likely to be helped by cannabis? Sleep, tremor, dyskinesia, anxiety, apathy, and depression will be specifically discussed.
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TRACY - My name is Tracy. I worked in the cooking end of food service for over 40 years--20 of those were at Bastyr University. After semi-retiring, I decided my next path to nurture people was with all of the magic of cannabis. I now, work at a dispensary that excels in medical products. I love that I can sometimes help people find alternative options to heatlh issues.
MICHELLE - Dr. Sexton is a Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San Diego. She is a physician/scientist, with extensive clinical experience and basic, translational and clinical research. Her clinical work focuses on body/mind healing.
Dr. Sexton has been helping her patients fine-tune their endocannabinoid systems since 2008.