Marijuana in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  title={Marijuana in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis},
  author={Gregory T Carter and B S Rosen},
  journal={American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine},
  pages={264 - 270}
  • G. Carter, B. S. Rosen
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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… 

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