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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148-151

Neurological uses of cannabis

1 Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Critical Care, FNB Critical Care, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Pushpendra Nath Renjen
C-85, Anand Niketan, New Delhi - 110 021; Institute of Neurosciences, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-110 076
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_45_19

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Cannabis preparations have been used as medications since the 19th century in Europe and much longer as a traditional medicine in other cultures. The American Academy of Neurology recently published a position statement and concluded that medical marijuana is “probably effective” for some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (spasticity, central pain, painful spasms, and urinary dysfunction), “probably ineffective” for levodopa-induced dyskinesias of Parkinson's disease, and of “unknown efficacy” in nonchorea symptoms of Huntington's disease. This article is focused on review of the medicinal use of cannabis in neurological disorders.

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