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Medical marijuana in treatment of certain brain diseases
April 18, 2015Posted by on
Medical marijuana in treatment of certain brain diseases: Experts weigh in
American Academy of Neurology (AAN). (2014, April 28). Medical marijuana in treatment of certain brain diseases: Experts weigh in. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140428163633.htm
A review of available scientific research on the use of medical marijuana in brain diseases finds certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but do not appear to be helpful in treating drug-induced (levodopa) movements in Parkinson’s disease. Not enough evidence was found to show if medical marijuana is helpful in treating motor problems in Huntington’s disease, tics in Tourette syndrome, cervical dystonia and seizures in epilepsy.
- B. S. Koppel, J. C. M. Brust, T. Fife, J. Bronstein, S. Youssof, G. Gronseth, D. Gloss. Systematic review: Efficacy and safety of medical marijuana in selected neurologic disorders: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology, 2014; 82 (17): 1556 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000363