Medical Cannabis in Parkinson Disease: Real-Life Patients’ Experience

The use of medical cannabis (MC) is controversial. Support for its benefits is based on small clinical series. The aim of this study was to report the results of a standardized interview study that retrospectively assessed the effects of MC on symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD) and its adverse effects in patients treated for at least 3 months. Medical cannabis was found to improve symptoms of PD in the initial stages of treatment and did not cause major adverse effects in this pilot, 2-center, retrospective survey. The extent of use and the reported effects lend support to further development of safer and more effective drugs derived from Cannabis sativa.

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Thailand Rolls Out Cannabis Clinics Based on Traditional Medicine

Hundreds receive free oil at opening of centre. Thailand has opened its first full-time cannabis clinics, which will offer traditional remedies based on the drug. The two new centres in Bangkok will also offer alternative cannabis-based medicine, which…