Study: Cannabis Inhalation Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

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Clinical data published in the European Journal of Pain suggests cannabis inhalation improves the associated symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Investigators from Tel Aviv University and the Rabin Medical Center in Israel surveyed the impact of cannabis exposure on motor symptoms and pain parameters for patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. They found cannabis inhalation improved symptoms 30 minutes after use, saying, "cannabis improved motor scores and pain symptoms in PD patients." Other trials have produced similar results, and of Israeli Parkinson's patients who receive medical cannabis for their symptoms, 90% have reported improvements in their motor function and pain. 

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