Study: Cannabis Inhalation Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

Clinical data published in the European Journal of Pain suggests inhaling cannabis may improve symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Investigators from Tel Aviv University and the Rabin Medical Center in Israel looked at how exposure to cannabis affected motor symptoms and pain parameters in patients who suffered from Parkinson's. Then found cannabis inhalation improved symptoms within 30 minutes of administration. These findings are consistent with previous Israeli trials in which patients reported "significant improvement after treatment in tremor, rigidity, and bradykinsea (slowness of movement) … [as well as] significant improvement of sleep and pain scores." 

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