Medical Marijuana for Parkinson’s in Plantation, Florida

The Green Life Health and Wellness is located in Plantation, Florida. We are Broward county’s leading medical marijuana provider.


What is Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is a term used to define the use of cannabis to treat particular conditions that are approved by the corresponding state’s appointed regulators. 

So what is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease occurs when brain cells that make dopamine, a chemical that coordinates movement, stop working or die. Known as a movement disorder, it affects basic motor skills and can be debilitating. 

Parkinson’s affects nearly 1 million people in the United States with approximately 60,000 Americans being diagnosed with PD each year. There are well over 10 million people worldwide living with PD. The likelihood of being diagnosed with PD before the age of 50 is not likely as only 4% of people are diagnosed before reaching that milestone. Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women. 

How is Parkinson’s Treated?

There are a slew of medications that can help treat the incurable disease, but most of them come with troubling side effects. These can include dizziness, falls, swelling in your legs or feet, nausea, constipation, and insomnia. The estimated average annual cost to an individual suffering from PD is at $2500. In addition to the annual cost, therapeutic surgery can cost up to $100,000. 

How can Medical Marijuana help Parkinson’s Disease patients in Plantation, Florida?

First and foremost, pharmacotherapy with cannabis should be considered and applied with caution. With that being noted, medical marijuana as a solution is worth being explored. Marijuana has been shown to attenuate motor and nonmotor signs as symptoms of PD. 

The endocannabinoid system is located in the brain and made up of cannabinoid receptors (a receptor is molecular switch on the outside of a cell that makes something happen inside a cell when activated) that are linked to neurons (brain cells) that regulate thinking and some body functions.

A recent study conducted in Israel, showed the above claim to be true when flower is smoked. The findings for that study can be found here. Another recent study in Canada showed similar results and that study is available here.

Medical Marijuana Interactions

Before you begin using medical marijuana, you need to inform your medical marijuana doctor about any other prescriptions and medications you may be taking. This includes over the counter drugs, dietary supplements, counter drugs, and prescription drugs that could interact with medical marijuana and cause problems. Interactions with cocaine and amphetamines can increase heart rate and blood pressure causing damage to your heart’s muscles. 


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The Green Life Health and Wellness

The Center for Health and Wellness provides medical marijuana evaluations and certifications for eligible Florida residents


Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Saturdays by appointment only

8201 Peters Rd, STE 1000 Plantation, FL 33324

(954) 315-0150

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