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What symptoms of ALS could cannabis therapy potentially treat?

Cannabinoids have neuroprotective and immunoprotective properties, and patients report that cannabis helps in treating multiple ALS symptoms, including alleviating pain and muscle spasms, improving appetite, managing sialorrhea and improving mood state. In a 2001 publication, Carter and Rosen presented an overview of the main ALS symptoms, including pain, spasticity, wasting, dyspnea, drooling, depression and autonomic dysfunction, and discussed the potential role of cannabis in the clinical management of each of these symptoms, as well as other symptoms.