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TitleMarijuana in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Author(s)Carter GT, Rosen BS.
Journal, Volume, IssueAm J Hosp Palliat Care 2001;18(4):264-70.
Major outcome(s)Cannabis relieved several symptoms of ALS
IndicationAppetite loss/weight loss;Spasticity;PainAbstract
MedicationCannabis

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 legal to do so, marijuana should be considered in the pharmacological management of ALS. Further investigation into the usefulness of marijuana in this setting is warranted.

Route(s)Inhalation
Dose(s)
Duration (days)
ParticipantsA patient with amyothrophic lateral sclerosis
DesignUncontrolled case report
Type of publicationMedical journal
Address of author(s)Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Neuromuscular Disease Clinic, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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