Neurodegenerative Disease

This is an umbrella term which refers to any neurologic disease that leads to degeneration and destruction of the central nervous system. ALS, Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, MS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease all fall under this umbrella but there are many other lesser known diseases that fit this qualification.

Medical marijuana helps manage these symptoms in a wide variety of ways as discussed in the above linked pages. Neuropathic pain relief, spasticity reduction and possible delay of disease progression due to the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids are primary reasons for use.

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Marijuana and Neurodegenerative Diseases