Last November the government reclassified cannabis-derived medicinal products so they are available on prescription for specific conditions, but not Parkinson's.
Currently there is little conclusive evidence that cannabis can ease a person's Parkinson's symptoms. But we often hear that for some people with the condition, it can help.
We've launched a survey to capture your experiences of using cannabis-derived products, and the impact they have on your condition.
If you live with Parkinson's but haven't tried it, we also want to understand what questions and concerns you may have about using it.
Purpose of this survey
We plan to use the results of this survey to inform our future work and help us develop our policy position. This could include:
- calling for more studies into the impact of cannabis on Parkinson's symptoms
- producing information resources and guidance on the use of cannabis-derived products
- engaging with the government to ensure they include Parkinson's in any future legislative changes
Share your experience
If you'd like to share your experience, questions and concerns about using cannabis-derived products please complete the survey online or contact Laura Cockram, Head of Policy and Campaigning at Parkinson's UK, for a postal copy. Copies of the survey will also be distributed with the February edition of The Parkinson.
The survey closes on Sunday 24 March 2019. Please share the survey with your Parkinson's networks to help us reach as many people as possible.
All responses are confidential and will only be used anonymously by Parkinson's UK in our campaigning work.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Laura Cockram on [email protected] or 020 7963 9349.