Cannabis & Parkinson’s Disease

Cannabis Science Podcast, Episode 7

In today’s episode, Dr. Rivera, Dr. Cataldo, and Dr. Alves explore the actual therapeutic efficacy of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. A relatively common neurodegenerative condition, affecting millions of people worldwide, Parkinson’s remains a poorly treated condition with conventional medications. Does cannabis actually help people with Parkinson’s disease or is it all smoke? Tune in to find out what the most up-to-date scientific research has to say about this.

Music by KV – Bongo

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