Can Cannabis Assist Patients With Parkinson’s Disease?

Research reports have recommended that cannabis might enhance sleep, tremor, and engine function.

VANCOUVER —Anecdotal reports, client surveys, and research reports have suggested that cannabis can help treat engine and nonmotor apparent symptoms of Parkinson’s illness. Two studies presented during the 21st Overseas Congress of Parkinson’s infection and Movement Disorders further explored this possibility and evaluated the consequences of oral cannabidiol (CBD) and inhaled cannabis in clients with Parkinson’s illness.


Maureen A. Leehey, MD, Professor of Neurology and Chief for the Movement Disorders Division at the University of Colorado in Aurora, and peers carried out a phase II, open-label, dose-escalation research to guage the tolerability and safety of CBD (Epidiolex) in Parkinson’s illness. In addition, the scientists looked at additional efficacy measures, including improvement in tremor, cognition, anxiety, psychosis, rest, daytime sleepiness, mood, weakness, and discomfort. 続きを読む Can Cannabis Assist Patients With Parkinson’s Disease?