This fatal neurodegenerative disorder is characterized by the selective loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brain stem and motor cortex. Preclinical findings have supported anecdotal reports by patients that medical cannabis may help in moderating the disease’s development and in alleviating pain, appetite loss and depression. Recent preclinical findings indicate that medical cannabis use might delay ALS progression and reduce symptom severity.
How cannabis may help with ALS:
Our high-THC and low-CBD product (Tangerine) is the most commonly used product in ALS patients. Study results indicate that cannabis may help preserve neuron function and reduce neuron loss.
THC is effective in improving appetite, increasing weight gain, and decreasing nausea. It may also aid in relieving pain and reducing muscle spasticity.
The small amount of CBD that is in this product has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as helps improve the anti-nausea, anti-emetic (vomiting), and anti-anxiety properties of THC, which are helpful in progressive diseases.