Late February, a study was released (http://nnw.fm/R2CEp) reviewing evidence that supports the use of cannabinoids to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a fatal illness that attacks the nerve cells that control voluntary muscles such as those in the face, arms, legs, and others.
Currently, ALS is treated with riluzole, a drug that controls neuronal signaling, but this drug does not cure the disease and can only slightly increase the chance of survival. With more effective therapeutic options needed to treat ALS, in-depth research has been done into the benefits of cannabinoids, the naturally occurring compounds found in…
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