Pros and Cons of Marijuana in Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Key Findings:  Medical cannabis has show to be able to reduce typical Parkinson's disease symptoms such as tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, mood disorders such as depression, poor sleep, and pain. At the same time the researchers highlight the potential adverse effects of short-term and long-term effects including cognitive problems commonly associated with the THC abundant cannabis chemotype I.

Type of Study:  Meta-analysis

Study Result:  Positive

Cannabinoids Studied:  Cannabidiol (CBD), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Anandamide (AEA), Cannabinoid (unspecified)

Phytocannabinoid Source:  Not Applicable

Form of Administration:  Not Applicable

Receptors Studied:  CB1, CB2

Ligands Studied:  Dopamine

Study Location(s):  United States

Year of Pub:  2019

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