Cannabis for Restless Leg Syndrome

A potential way to control dopamine dysfunction.

No one fully understands how the myriad blend of chemicals in the cannabis plant acts within the brain. One way to advance our knowledge is to examine what happens when our brain’s endogenous cannabis neurotransmitter system dysfunctions. One particular condition of interest is Restless Leg Syndrome.

Restless Leg Syndrome generally worsens with age and often disrupts sleep. The main symptom, as the name suggests, is a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs. Getting up and moving around helps the feeling temporarily go away; however, there is no cure and the symptoms can last a lifetime. The effectiveness of one novel therapy provides insight into a potential link between the endogenous cannabis neurotransmitter system and the neurotransmitter dopamine.

What is the role of dopamine in the brain?

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