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    Marijuana In The Management Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    Carter GT; Rosen BS
    Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Neuromuscular Disease Clinic, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.

    Marijuana has been proposed as treatment for a widening spectrum of medical conditions. Marijuana is a substance with many properties that may be applicable to the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). These include analgesia, muscle relaxation, bronchodilation, saliva reduction, appetite stimulation, and sleep induction. In addition, marijuana has now been shown to have strong antioxidative and neuroprotective effects, which may prolong neuronal cell survival. In areas where it is legal to do so, marijuana should be considered in the pharmacological management of ALS. Further investigation into the usefulness of marijuana in this setting is warranted.

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    Re: Marijuana In The Management Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    Survey Of Cannabis Use In Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

    Amtmann D; Weydt P; Johnson KL; Jensen MP; Carter GT
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.

    Cannabis (marijuana) has been proposed as treatment for a widening spectrum of medical conditions and has many properties that may be applicable to the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This study is the first, anonymous survey of persons with ALS regarding the use of cannabis. There were 131 respondents, 13 of whom reported using cannabis in the last 12 months. Although the small number of people with ALS that reported using cannabis limits the interpretation of the survey findings, the results indicate that cannabis may be moderately effective at reducing symptoms of appetite loss, depression, pain, spasticity, and drooling. Cannabis was reported ineffective in reducing difficulties with speech and swallowing, and sexual dysfunction. The longest relief was reported for depression (approximately two to three hours).

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    Re: Marijuana In The Management Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    I think ignorant people or brainwashed should read and study these facts and see how this beautiful plant wich has so much to offer has been demonized far to long without facts to back it up. I think these medical articles are my favorite. It just needs to be leagalized all the way around, ecspecially for medical reasons. SMOKEON, SAMWISEE.