Incidence: In the United States, at least 500,000 people are believed to suffer from Parkinson's disease, and about 50,000 new cases are reported annually. These figures are expected to increase as the average age of the population increases. The disorder appears to be slightly more common in men than women. The average age of onset is about 60.
Medical Cannabis Indication: Parkinson's Disease
Improves: Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions),
Dyskinesia (involuntary muscle movements),
Akinesia (impairment of voluntary movements),
Neuropathic Pain, Quality of sleep, Muscle Relaxation
Recommended cannabinoid ratios:
equal ratio THC: CBD (e.g. 1:1)
high THC : low CBD (e.g. 20:1)
Go slow and start dosing low and titrate until desired results are achieved.
(Combination of the above products may be required). THC doses greater than 10mg/dose not recommended
Neuroprotective properties may slow progression of disease.
Cannabinoid replacement therapy may reduce symptoms and prolong survival.
(Please note that cannabinoid therapy is patient specific and may require dose/concentration adjustment. Please consult with your provider for appropriate therapy options.)