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Study: Cannabinoids May Alleviate Dystonia and Other Huntington’s Disease Symptoms

Those with Hungtington’s disease may be able to treat some of their symptoms, including dystonia, with cannabinoids, according to a new study. “Treatment options for dystonia are limited”, states the study’s abstract. “Cannabinoids have been described as a potential treatment for patients with dystonia of a different origin. Here, we present early onset HD [Huntington’s …

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Tennessee House Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

A proposal to legalize the use of cannabis-based medicines for those with a recommendation from a physician has been approved with a unanimous vote by Tennessee’s House Health Subcommittee. The full committee is expected to begin discussing the bill next week. If approved into law, the proposal – sponsored by Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) – …

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Cannabis May Improve Motor Symptoms, Stimulate Neuroprotective Processes In Those With Huntington’s Disease

A study published this month in the journal Neuropharmacology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that prolonged administration of a compound meant to mimic the effects of cannabis can improve motor symptoms and stimulate neuroprotective processes in those with Huntington’s disease. “Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease …

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Cannabis May Treat Neurodegeneration According to New Study

A new study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis may treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. “In an increasingly ageing population, the incidence of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease are rising”, according to the study. “While the aetiologies of these disorders are different, …

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Two New Qualifying Conditions Added to New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program

Those with Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease who receive a recommendation from their physician will be authorized to possess medical cannabis legally under new rule changes approved by Governor Susana Martinez. “Friday’s announcement demonstrates the response from the Martinez administration we have been seeking for a long time,” said Emily Kaltenbach, New Mexico Director of the Drug …

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