Medical Cannabis for Neurological Conditions

Medical Cannabis for Neurological Conditions

Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK suffer from Neurological conditions. These diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system include epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, ALS, Bell's palsy and ADHD amongst others.

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Many neurological conditions have no cure and can significantly impact speech, movement and emotions. Conventional medicines and surgery often come with severe risks and side effects, and the NHS already prescribes cannabis-based treatments to some MS and epilepsy sufferers. However, evidence shows that these alternative treatments can improve the quality of life for people living with a wide range of debilitating neurological disorders.

How Can Cannabis-Based Treatments Help?

CBD’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may promote the health and functioning of brain cells, and reduce symptoms associated with neurological disorders. Cannabis may also have neuroprotective properties which could help protect against nerve cell degradation and damage and reduce muscle stiffness, tremors and pain. Some patients have reported increased clarity of thought, an elevated mood, and less anxiety due to taking CBD.


Of people with epilepsy could live seizure-free lives if properly treated.

1 in 5

MS patients have used cannabis to manage symptoms.


Of Parkinson’s patients surveyed have used cannabis-based treatments.

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05. 07. 2023

A thorough guide to medical cannabis for MS

While cannabis is still classed as a Class B controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, in November 2018, the laws surrounding medicinal cannabis shifted in the UK. After decades of lobbying by patient advocacy organisations, doctors, and scientists, medicinal cannabis was finally made available on prescription for patients suffering from certain conditions, with multiple sclerosis (MS) making it on the list.

12. 07. 2023

How cannabis may help ease Parkinson’s disease

Every single hour, two people in the UK are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the world’s fastest growing neurological condition that currently has no cure. With an estimated 8.5 million people facing this incurable diagnosis across the world, increasing numbers of Parkinson’s patients are turning to medicinal cannabis to help potentially manage tremors and rigidity, relieve the symptoms of anxiety that can go hand in hand with the diagnosis, and improve their sleep quality.

14. 07. 2023

A comprehensive guide to cannabidiol and neurological disorders

Neurological disorders. Varied, potentially devastating, and hard to group into one easy-to-digest category. They are essentially diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system conditions and include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, ALS, Bell's palsy, and a huge range of separate neuromuscular disorders. 

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Neurological conditions are many and varied in how they can affect us. The more recognised conditions that are treatable with medical cannabis include epilepsy, where CBD mimics the action of the many anti-epileptic drugs; and multiple sclerosis, which the NHS can prescribe Sativex for. Medical Cannabis offers greater flexibility in the delivery of cannabinoid therapy for these conditions and hope in other areas of neurology, such as in the neurodegenerative conditions and the motor disorders.

Dr David Tang

Medical Director

Common symptoms associated with neurological conditions

Changes in sensation

Difficulty retaining information

Impaired vision or dizziness

Loss of coordination

Loss of feeling or tingling sensation

Memory loss

Mood swings or emotional changes

Muscle weakness

Persistent headaches


Speech and language difficulties


It's important to note that these symptoms are general and may not be exclusive to any specific neurological condition. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial for accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans based on individual needs.

Common neurological conditions
If you’re looking for an alternative to conventional medicine, cannabis-based treatments could be the answer to restore your quality of life. The first step is to find out if you’re eligible.
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