Synthetic Cannabinoid Reduces Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor is a condition that causes involuntary and spontaneous rhythmic shaking which occurs when the brain's motor neurons send out conflicting signals at the same time.

“We discovered that an injection with the cannabinoid WIN55,212-2 into the spinal cord turns on the astrocytes in the spinal cord and prompts them to release the substance adenosine, which subsequently reduces nerve activity and thus the undesired shaking.” 

A detailed article from Cannabis Health about the mouse-model research from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen is here.