An autoimmune disease is a condition wherein the body’s autoimmune system sees a part of the body as a threat and takes measures to counteract that “threat”. Many autoimmune diseases are of indeterminate cause, although they are most commonly attributed to neurological and genetic factors. There are many different types of autoimmune diseases, the most common of which are Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Dystrophy, and Gehrig’s disease. Many autoimmune diseases are incurable, and they often cause severe damage to the specific parts of the body that they consider a threat.
Medical marijuana is known to ease some of the symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases. Some proponents of marijuana use also believe that it can slow down the progress of Parkinson’s and other autoimmune diseases.