ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. Lou Gherigs is another name for this condition. A study published by the NCBI titled “Safety and efficacy of nabiximols on spasticity symptoms in patients with motor neuron disease (CANALS): a multicentre, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial, look at this topic in-depth.”
The Study Details
This study analyzed the effects spasticity has on the quality of life with patients suffering from motor neuron diseases. While many people still believe some of the decades-old draconian anti-cannabis propaganda, others have discovered it was nothing more than lies. The research was very promising. Medical professionals are starting to embrace the potential cannabis has in treating all sorts of diseases.
Why Study ALS and Further Details
This lead medical professionals to research deeper wondering if cannabinoids could potentially help heal those who suffer from motor neuron disease. Funding for this research was provided by the Italian Research Foundation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
The Symptoms and Effects of ALS
Patients who have ALS often experience trouble walking and doing normal life routines. Weak legs, ankles, and feet often result in falling and tripping. Clumsiness or weakness of the hands is another symptom common to ALS. Twitching in the tongue, shoulders, and arms followed with muscle cramps, trouble swallowing, and slurred speech are other symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS.
If cannabis holds the potential to help control these symptoms, then what’s the problem? Why do governments still support outdated laws pertaining to this widely misunderstood plant called cannabis?