Amyotrophic Lateral Also called Lou Gehrig’s disease or simply ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a neurological condition that causes widespread weakening of the muscles, and severe impairment of functions such as speaking, swallowing, and even breathing. Like many other neurological conditions, ALS is rarely treated successfully, and has a high rate of mortality.

Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis may benefit considerably from judicious use of medical marijuana. For symptoms such as cramping and spasticity, marijuana may be beneficial in small doses.