The Best Cannabis Strains for Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Different cannabis strains for treating Parkinson's disease

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Parkinson’s disease is one which affects the nervous system and remains incurable today. The symptoms of this disease are progressive, which means they get more severe over time. While they may be so mild that they’re barely noticeable to begin with, they will eventually become so severe that the patient requires 24 hour care.

Thankfully, it seems that cannabis can have remarkable efficacy as a treatment for many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Studies suggest that it could help to ease tremors, reduce pain, promote sleep and improve mood. Some strains of the plant are better suited to Parkinson’s treatment than others, including those listed below.

Dutch Dragon

This sweet and citrusy flavored cannabis strain is known for significantly improving mood, promoting creativity and relaxing the body. Many Parkinson’s patients use this strain to combat the symptoms of their condition, and claims that it can vastly reduce tremors aren’t hard to come across. It can cause fits of “the giggles” and general high spirits, but is relatively safe to use during the day unlike other strains which cause a sedative effect.

  • THC: 17-21%
  • CBD: 0.1%
  • Symptoms Treated: Stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia


Chemdawg is a widely known cannabis strain that has become extremely popular over the years. This strain is great for treating the chronic pain that often comes hand in hand with Parkinson’s disease.

However, it’s high THC content can cause a powerful psychoactive effect, which may not be suitable to patients who are new to cannabis. For more seasoned users though, this effect results in a relaxing and pain soothing experience that can promote sleep and vastly improve health and wellness, say regular users.

  • THC: 15-21%
  • CBD: 0.75-1.5%
  • Symptoms Treated: Pain, depression, nausea, insomnia

Ms. Universe

This strain is the product of Space Queen x Dess*tar, two very popular strains which are widely used for pain relief. The result of this combination is a strain which is really effective at reducing depression, anxiety and stress, while simultaneously reducing pain. This is a great choice for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are in search of a strain that will lift their spirits.

  • THC: 14-24%
  • CBD: 0.1-1%
  • Symptoms Treated: Pain, insomnia, stress, anxiety.

Parkinson’s disease is a very serious condition and no changes to an existing treatment plan should be made lightly or without the advice of a medical professional. Patients who are interested in using cannabis to treat their symptoms should make sure to consult their medical team before trying it for the first time. Only then is it safe for you to explore the soothing effects of these cannabis strains on Parkinson’s disease.

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