Medical Cannabis Safe for Huntington's, Parkinson's Disease?
Medical cannabis doesn't appear to exacerbate disease or neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with movement disorders, two Israeli research teams reported. The practice calls for careful monitoring of patients and additional study, said the researchers, who presented their findings at the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
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@saralya One retrospective study focused on Parkinson's disease, evaluating the safety and effects of long-term treatment with medical cannabis, which has become a widely available treatment for controlling symptoms in Parkinson's disease and other pain disorders. Studies have demonstrated its efficacy in patients with Parkinson's disease, but long-term safety has never been examined in Parkinson's disease compared with untreated patients.