Bell’s palsy is a fairly common condition in which trauma to one of two of the major nerves in the face causes paralysis. Although the condition is usually temporary, it can cause discomfort and distress to the patient. The most common symptoms of Bell’s palsy are unusual weakness or stiffness in a particular area of the face, “lazy” eyelids, twitches, and tearing. Alternately, the patient may also have an unusually dry mouth and/or eye, and one side of the mouth may droop.
Marijuana may relax the patient’s muscles to a degree sufficient to ease discomfort. It may also be beneficial in reducing pain symptoms.