Day: January 24, 2018

Using Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease (Science Explained)

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder related to age, just after Alzheimer’s disease.

The stats are alarming — between 7 and 10 million people around the world live with this disease.

In fact, every year, about 6,600 people in Canada are diagnosed with the PD, meaning that it affects one in every 500 Canadians.

PD is a degenerative disease and usually gets worse over time. There’s still little known about its exact cause, and unfortunately, medicine does not have a definite cure for it right now.

However, it seems that marijuana and Parkinson’s share a connection we were not initially aware of, until just recently.

The synergy of cannabinoids and PD caught the eye of scientists and academic research, proving once again that there’s a reason why cannabis is so powerful:

Cannabis is useful in relieving Parkinson’s symptoms because cannabinoids modulate CB receptors (which improve motor and nonmotor symptoms) and protect dopaminergic neurons (which provides neuroprotection and a dopamine boost).

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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