Medical Cannabis In Parkinson’s Disease

A retrospective questionnaire-based survey that examined the effects of cannabis on the motor and non-motor symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s Disease. The mean age of the patients was 64.2 +/- 10.8 years, the mean disease duration was 10.8 +/- 8.3 years, and the duration of cannabis use was 19.1 +/- 17 months.

KEY RESULTS:

  • 82.2% of patients reported that cannabis improved their overall symptoms
  • 81.4% of patients reported that their pain was reduced
  • 76.1% of patients reported an improvement in mood
  • 73.2% of patients reported tremor reduction
  • 72.7% of patients reported reduced muscle stiffness
  • 71.1% of patients reported an improvement in sleep quality

STRAINS:
Various medical cannabis strains

STUDY POPULATION:
47 patients with Parkinson’s Disease