Marijuana Compounds: A Nonconventional Approach to Parkinson’s Disease Therapy

10 Oct 2016Mariana Babayeva, Haregewein Assefa, Paramita Basu, Sanjeda Chumki, and Zvi Loewy

Marijuana has been shown to improve nonmotor symptoms of PD such as depression, pain, sleep, and anxiety. Moreover, components of cannabis have been demonstrated to have neuroprotective effect due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and antiexcitotoxic properties

Meta Analysis
11 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome

Minor Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Memory Brain outcome
Memory
Brain

Minor Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Minor Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Pain Sensory outcome
Pain
Sensory

Notable Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Sleep
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Notable Increase

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Neuropathy Sensory outcome
Neuropathy
Sensory

Minor Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Parkinson's Disease Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Inflammation
Lymphatic

Minor Decrease

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Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Dementia Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

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