Larry Smith, a former police officer diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, is bringing hope to people who suffer the same debilitating condition. Smith is presenting video proof that cannabis oil is an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Larry was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a degenerative disorder, over 20 years ago. He tried various PD pharmaceuticals over the years, and even had brain surgery, but nothing produced any real results.
Larry was not the one to give up. Realizing how important movement was, he continued exercising, and eventually agreed to star in a movie about overcoming challenges while living with Parkinson’s called “Ride with Larry,” which tells the story of his 300-mile journey.
While his 300-mile ride is the focus on the movie, it also documents a moment that can bring hope in the eyes of many patients who are fighting PD, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders that cause involuntary body movements.
This moment is Larry’s experience with using medical cannabis as a treatment. Before ingesting the CBD oil, Larry’s hands are shaking, his head moving involuntarily side-to-side, and he seems agitated. After just a few short minutes, we see the instant relief in Larry’s eyes.
After just one drop of medical cannabis and in a very short amount of time, Larry’s whole body has calmed down dramatically: his hands are barely shaking, his voice comes back strong, and he is unrecognizably different — in a good way.
The movie provides video proof of anecdotal evidence that is impossible to dispute and extremely hard for anyone suffering from these disease to ignore. At least for Larry, cannabis has been a real miracle.
Although cannabis oil is not a one-size-fits-all cure, it could manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The herbal remedy helps ease tremors and shakes, the hallmark symptoms of the disease.
Smith says he underwent a brain surgery and was on medication to manage his symptoms for a long time but none of these treatments helped. He is not alone, there are clinical tests that demonstrate the efficacy of cannabis oil in reducing PD symptoms.
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