The evidence from research studies looking at the effects of cannabis use (in various forms) in people with Parkinson's can be quite confusing.
Some small-scale studies have shown promise - particularly in controlling difficult to treat aspects of Parkinson's such as pain, sleep problems and dyskinesia.
However there are question marks over these small studies as most were not placebo controlled or double-blind. This means that we cannot be sure that these effects are not due to a placebo effect. And larger scale studies have not produced the same promising results.
The truth is we don't know exactly how beneficial cannabis may be for people with Parkinson's, and we know that some people can experience side effects.
Until the picture becomes clearer, we encourage people who do want to give it a try to be cautious and as safe as they can. Please do continue to share your experiences on our forum - whether good, bad or indifferent!