Cannabis, CBD & Impaired Movement

Cannabis, CBD and Impaired Movement

Impaired movement, lack of coordination, clumsy balance, and jerky and unsteady movements can occur when there’s a disruption in communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Some cannabis users report these feelings. When using cannabis doctors can be unaware of the latest information – we’re trying to provide answers you need.

What is known about cannabis, CBD and impaired movement

Cortico-striatal networks are neural circuits in the brain, and they are essential for producing movement as well as motor learning and control.

According to a study, exposure to cannabis has significant effects on cortico-striatal networks.

There are some users who value some of what this side effect offers. They enjoy the relaxing, stress-reducing, calming “couch-lock” that can occur. Some people think products made from indica strains are more likely to produce these effects, while sativa strains are more likely to be energizing. But there isn’t a lot of data to support those claims yet. 

CBD does not seem to cause impaired movement.

Getting answers with Jointly

Jointly is Your Cannabis Companion – a smartphone app that answers your important questions by aggregating experiences from a community of users just like you. Jointly is safe, secure, private, unbiased, and easy to use. Jointly only includes legal and licensed products from legal and licensed brands. Learn more about what works for you before hitting up your local cannabis dispensary!

Using Jointly, you can learn about products and methods which may reduce or eliminate the side effects you are experiencing.

Jointly can help you identify the best products for your goals, based on real experiences of other people, like you, with the same goals.

Then, Jointly helps you learn how to use those products to their full potential. You can determine your optimal dose, and learn how the quality of your cannabis experience can be impacted by sleep, hydration, exercise, diet, and more.

We hope you get the results you deserve. And, be sure to learn about the steps you can take to increase your odds of success. Check out our Wellness Center for more information.

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