There is high patient interest in medical cannabis to help alleviate motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), yet few avail themselves of this treatment, new research shows.

In what investigators say is the largest “real world” survey of medical cannabis (MC) in this patient population, researchers in Germany found more than 50% were aware of MC for PD but less than 10% of PD patients used it. In addition, MC users reported significant reductions in PD symptoms including motor and nonmotor symptoms

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