Want to really treat ALS? Legalize pot

By Andrew Gargano

congress-blog

 

A number of studies have shown that cannabis functions in many ways that are beneficial to those with ALS, from serving as an analgesic to acting as a soothing muscle relaxant. Cannabis also functions as a saliva reducer, and so it has the ability to reduce symptoms of uncontrollable drooling that is common among those with ALS. Additionally, cannabis has been found successful in use as an antidepressant, results which have also been confirmed by an anonymous, self-reported survey of ALS patients conducted by the the MDA/ALS Center at the University of Washington.

 

Full Article:

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/215689-want-to-really-treat-als-legalize-pot

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