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Study: Cannabis May Provide Treatment Option for Parkinson’s Disease

Cannabis may help in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study published in the journal Neurotherapeutics and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Previous studies suggest that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the neuropathological basis of Parkinson’s disease (PD)”, begin’s the study’s abstract. “This study was designed to detect …

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Study: Cannabis May Treat Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Cannabis have be an effective treatment option for those with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. “Cannabis and related compounds have recently been studied as promising therapeutic agents in treatment of neurodegenerative and movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease”, begins the study’s abstract. “In this review …

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Nebraska Judiciary Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Nebraska’s Judiciary Committee has passed legislation to legalize medical marijuana. Legislative Bill 622 was passed by the Judiciary Committee with a 6 to 1 vote, with Senator Stebe Halloran casting the sole “No” vote. The measure allows those with a qualifying condition to possess and use marijuana medicines if they receive a recommendation from a …

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Florida Officials Begin Issuing Medical Marijuana Cards to Patients

Florida’s Office of Compassionate Use has officially started issuing medical marijuana cards to patients and caregivers. According to Mara Gambinieri, spokesperson for the state’s Department of Health, their Office of Compassionate Use began processing patient applications once the state’s new medical marijuana rules took effect on February 19th. Under the state’s law, those with a …

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New Hampshire Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has signed into law legislation that adds epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and lupus to the state’s list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions. The measure takes effect in 60 days. House Bill 476 adds epilepsy, lupus and Parkinson’s disease to the list of conditions that qualify someone to become a legal medical …

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Parkinson’s Patients Report Subjective Relief From Cannabis, Finds New Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML AURORA, CO — Patients with Parkinson’s self-report cannabis to be a highly efficacious alternative medicine in the treatment of the disease, according to survey data published online ahead of print in the journal Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Investigators reported that cannabis use remains comparatively uncommon among patients with Parkinson’s disease. …

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Tennessee House Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

A proposal to legalize the use of cannabis-based medicines for those with a recommendation from a physician has been approved with a unanimous vote by Tennessee’s House Health Subcommittee. The full committee is expected to begin discussing the bill next week. If approved into law, the proposal – sponsored by Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) – …

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Bill to Allow Medical Use of Cannabis Extracts Passes Idaho Senate Committee

Idaho’s Senate State Affairs Committee has approved an amended version of Senate Bill 1146, a proposal to allow for the possession and use of low-THC cannabis extracts for medical purposes. The proposal, which is sponsored by Senator Curt McKenzie, Chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee, was approved narrowly with a 5 to 4 vote. …

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Study: CBD Administration Associated with Improved Quality of Life in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

By Paul Armentano, NORML The administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, is associated with improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Investigators at the University of São Paulo in Brazil assessed the efficacy of CBD versus placebo in …

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Study: Cannabidiol Can Control Symptoms of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

A study published by the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can control the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in those with Parkinson’s disease. “Cannabidiol (CBD) is the main non-psychotropic component of the Cannabis sativa plant”, explains researchers. “REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) …

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