Medical Marijuana for Central Nervous System Disorders

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We just discussed cannabis' neuroprotective properties in relation to the central nervous system (CNS). Now, we'll talk about how it can manage the symptoms associated with various central nervous system disorders.

Cannabis helps fight Alzheimer's disease by slowing the production of beta-amyloid proteins and thereby the progression of the disease, by protecting brain cells from the deleterious effects of amyloid beta, by reducing inflammation, and by enhancing the birth of new cells in order to facilitate brain repair. Dystonia patients could benefit from a reduction of involuntary muscle contractions. By reducing or eliminating seizures, CBD can help those who suffer from epilepsy. Studies have found fibromyalgia patients witness improvements in sleep disruption, pain, depression, joint stiffness, anxiety, physical function, and overall quality of life.

Cannabis' analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties may offer relief for patients with lupus. Its analgesic property could also inhibit the pain response produced by migraines. Patients with Multiple Sclerosis benefit from cannabis' ability to reduce pain and muscle spasms, and one study on animals found cannabinoids even provided neuroprotection by reducing damage to the myelin caused by inflammation. The progression of Parkinson's disease is reduced thanks to cannabis' neuroprotective effects and benefits on cell health. Parkinson's disease patients have even been able to better manage tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, motor disability and impairments, and sleep problems. Lastly, cannabis reduces tics from Tourette syndrome.  

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