Neurodegeneration

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegeneration is the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases – including ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s – occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes.
The 2016 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society focused on the latest research in cannabinoid studies and the endocannabinoid system.
Dr. Ethan Russo discusses clinical endocannabinoid deficiency and ways to target the endocannabinoid system for therapeutic benefit.
Kevin McKernan discusses sequencing the cannabis genome and its implications for the cannabis industry and “personalized medicine.”
CBD and gene expression
CBD reduces brain cancer and breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis by inhibiting the expression of the ID-1 gene.
The Brain, cannabis, and the endocannabinoid system
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has breathtaking implications for nearly every area of medicine.
Image of brain scans that looks like wallpaper
Learn more about the potential implications of cannabinoids for Alzheimer's disease, neurodegeneration, and more.
Cathy Jordan she was diagnosed with ALS in 1986. Decades later she is still alive thanks to cannabis.
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