What is Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease found in the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. Learn more

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November 14, 2014

Managing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms With Medical Marijuana
Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by destruction of dopaminergic neurons (i.e. cells of the nervous system that make and release dopamine, a signalling molecule) in the substantia nigra (SN), an area of the brain involved in regulating movement. Patients with Parkinson’s Disease experience tremors, slowed movement, muscle stiffness, balance issues, sleep disturbance, and more. Parkinson’s Disease is a debilitating disease with no cure, although there are treatment options available. For …
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November 11, 2014

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Medical Marijuana
What Are Neurodegenerative Diseases? Neurodegenerative diseases are those which result mainly from dysfunction of the central nervous system (the CNS, made up of the brain and spinal cord) as a result of damage to neurons, the primary cells of this system that communicate with each other to send signals throughout the brain and body. Damage to neurons of the CNS can result in a decreased ability to send signals to the peripheral, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems, which make it possible for us to move, touch, digest, breathe, react to and sense our environment, …
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August 06, 2014

Study: Ultra-Low Doses Of THC May Help Protect Against Neurodegenerative Diseases
There is a great deal of evidence suggesting that cannabis could be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. In fact, a Brazilian study published last year suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) could help ward off neuronal cell death in the face of neurodegradation. In order to provide more insight on the topic of medical marijuana …
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May 14, 2014

Medical Marijuana: Much More Than Just THC and CBD
For years now Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the most popular and widely researched cannabinoid in cannabis science. However, nowadays it seems like cannabidiol (CBD) has stolen the spotlight given its ability to provide therapeutic relief to children suffering from various epileptic disorders, while lacking the psychotropic effects (i.e. high) of THC. It’s even gotten to the point that state legislature are passing laws “CBD-only” medical marijuana legislation. Given all of this, it is easy to see how CBD and THC can be viewed …
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October 18, 2013

Study: THC In Marijuana May Treat Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms
Cannabis Could Slow Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by impaired motor functioning, among other symptoms. These motor impairments, such as shaking and rigidity, are caused by the death of brain cells responsible for dopamine-production. Although little is known about the cause of Parkinson’s Disease, it has been linked to excess iron levels and disrupted mitochondrial dynamics in the brain. With that said, it has been suggested that cannabidiol (CBD) may help counter the …
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August 15, 2013

Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help to Prevent or Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
Cannabidiol (CBD) May Prevent Buildup of Excess Iron In The Brain With the advances in science, life expectancy is much longer now than it was 100 years ago. While this is a positive thing, it means that more and more people are being affected by neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. “Iron is deposited in parts of the body and gradually builds up. Excess iron is linked to various diseases, such as: liver fibrosis, …