I hope all is well.
I just thought you’d be interested to know that we have had queries from our supporters about the use of cannabis and we looked for evidence from the current research.
Claire, who heads our research team, wrote a blog which outlines the fact that there is a lack of evidence to support the use of cannabis for Parkinson’s, but also explaining that further research was needed for a definitive answer. I strongly recommend this blog piece as it is a clear statement of current thinking and the studies that have taken place to date. Our policy panel – a group comprised of people affected by Parkinson’s - discussed this issue and the outcome was that we’d look to do evidence gathering.
As with any drug, we cannot advocate anything unless we have satisfactory evidence of its benefits.
As we don’t have clear evidence at the moment we’re unable to formally support the Bill, but we wish you the best of luck with the campaign.