Review Finds Evidence of Cannabis Being Effective for Treating Parkinson's Disease

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Scientists from the Touro College of Pharmacy have found evidence that cannabis’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may be able to reduce the tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease and slow the development of the disease. In the research review, which was published in the journal Parkinson’s Disease, researchers looked through literature surrounding the effects of cannabinoids on Parkinson’s disease, and found evidence that cannabinoids bind directly with dopamine receptors, which in turn reduces the effects of low dopamine levels and allows for better management of motor-related symptoms. The researchers also found evidence that cannabis benefits the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease, like pain, insomnia and depression. Even more interesting is the evidence suggesting cannabinoids bind with cannabinoid receptors to produce anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that prolong the health of neurons and therefore delay the disease’s progression.

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