CBD & Huntington’s Disease

According to the Mayo Clinic, Huntington’s disease is a condition in which neurons in the brain progressively break down creating issues with movement, impaired functional abilities, issues with cognition, and psychiatric conditions. Symptoms typically begin in a person’s 30’s-40’s and progress until the end of life. this clearly makes daily life difficult for those who suffer from it, but current research is showing that cannabinoids could prove to be a viable treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s. It has even been proven that the endocannabinoid system is closely tied to this disease.

Studies have shown that THCA (the precursor to THC) can improve motor function while preventing degeneration of neurons. CBD has been shown to do the same thing, though researchers are not exactly sure how this works. This is a very new field but drugs derived from cannabis are already in the process of being studied for lifelong debilitating diseases such as Huntington’s.

The scientific community is just now exploring the possibilities of cannabinoids as treatments for conditions of all kinds. There is a great deal to be learned about CBD and its use in treating Huntington’s disease, but we are on the right path to attaining that knowledge.

 

References: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1839644

 

https://hightimes.com/health/cbd/first-clinical-trial-with-cannabis-for-huntingtons-disease-shows-promising-results/

 

https://herb.co/marijuana/news/huntingtons-disease/

 

https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/thca-shows-promise-for-huntingtons-disease-study-finds

 

http://norml.org/library/item/huntington-s-disease

 

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