There has been a growing interest in how marijuana can help patients diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Many patients are trying medical marijuana to help manage their symptoms and disease. There have been reports that suggest marijuana is effective and may even help to prolong life.
WHAT IS ALS?
ALS is a progressive disease affecting the nerves that provide motor function to the muscles. Usually, it affects people between 30-60 years old. Patients may first notice signs in the muscles of the limbs.
Eventually, patients notice general muscle weakness and loss of coordination. It may affect the face and neck muscles, affecting speech and causing drooping of the facial muscles. It is a progressive disease with no cure.
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