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Why cannabis can help even with difficult diseases like Parkinson

Why cannabis can help even with difficult diseases like Parkinson

Scientists at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky have identified a previously unknown molecular target of cannabidiol (CBD), which may have significant therapeutic implications for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). A poster by Zhao-Hui Song and Alyssa S. Laun at the 2017 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society in Montreal disclosed that CBD activates a G-coupled […]

Second Israeli Study Shows Cannabis Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

Second Israeli Study Shows Cannabis Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

According to a study by Israeli researchers, smoking cannabis improves Parkinson’s disease symptoms, including the reduction of pain and increase of patients’ motor functions. The study was published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Pain. The team, comprised of researchers from Beilinson Hospital and Tel Aviv University, investigated the effects of cannabis […]

Smoking Pot Eases Tremors in Parkinson’s

Smoking Pot Eases Tremors in Parkinson’s

SYDNEY — Smoking cannabis appeared to reduce tremor and pain and improve sleep among Parkinson’s disease patients, researchers from Israel reported here. Overall, patients’ scores on the standard Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) averaged 33 before they smoked cannabis in the laboratory and averaged 24 after 30 minutes (P<0.01), Ruth Djaldetti, MD, of Tel […]