Cannabis for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Studies and Information on Cannabis for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS is considered a chronic degenerative neurological illness associated with the selective loss of only those nerve cells needed for muscular motion located in the brain and spinal cord. 

Amyotrophic, derived from ancient Greek, translates into no-muscle-nourishment, respectively. “Lateral” refers to muscles on either side of the affected nerve, and “sclerosis” means hardening. Without nourishment, a muscle wastes away and with it so does the ability to initiate movements.

Ratings for Cannabis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Rated 2.5 / 5 (How Ratings Work)


Possible to probable range of efficacy of cannabis for treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als or lou gehrig's disease).
Based on 15 Studies from 2001 - 2017

Studies on Cannabis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease)


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Marijuana In The Management Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
A review of preclinical and anecdotal data — 2001

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