PRIMARY STUDY

Medical cannabis as an alternative therapeutics for Parkinsons' disease: Systematic review

Key Findings:  5 non-controlled trials and 4 non-controlled trials report positive effects on motor and non-motor symptoms respectively. These effects have not been confirmed by the few and small randomly controlled trials (RCT): 1 RCT found a reduction of levodopa-induced dyskinesias; another a reduction in anxiety and tremor amplitude; and 3 RCTs showed no effect on motor/non-motor symptoms.

Type of Study:  Meta-analysis

Study Result:  Positive


Cannabinoids Studied:  Cannabinoid (unspecified)

Phytocannabinoid Source:  Not Applicable

Form of Administration:  Not Applicable


Study Location(s):  Greece

Year of Pub:  2020


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