A medical marijuana patient’s determined search for relief
Kimiko Yumoto of South Burlington is a realist.
She knows taking 40 drops of a marijuana extract every day is no cure for the Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms that have taken away her ability to drive a car and walk unassisted.
The best she can wish for, as the rare degenerative neurological disorder tightens its grip on her body and her brain, is that the drug can ease her muscle pain and improve her daily quality of life.
“I have hope, but I really don’t believe it can cure this disease,” she said in a soft voice, her hands folded in front of her. “It may not even help with some conditions.”