Marijuana & Parkinson’s


The second most common neurological illness in the U.S. is Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of this disease are tremors, slowness of movement, postural instability and impaired balance and coordination. Marie Ellis gives information from a new study that suggests that symptoms of this condition could be improved with marijuana.

Prof. Zvi Loewy from the Touro College of Pharmacy in New York led a review that is published in the journal Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It is noted that medical marijuana has been approved in various U.S. states to treat the symptoms of cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, chronic pain, seizures, cachexia and …read more