Huntington’s Disease and Cannabis

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a disorder inherited from a sufferer’s parents which result in the death of brain cells. According to The Huntington’s Society of America, 30 thousand people in the U.S. suffer from Huntington’s Disease. While there is no cure for Huntington’s Disease, treatment focuses on slowing the progress of the disease and managing symptoms. Here, we’ll explore Huntington’s Disease, how it’s usually treated, and how cannabis can help.

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s Disease plagues sufferers via a mutated protein that attacks the brain’s cells. Over time, the degeneration of brain cells leads to a host of symptoms. Onset typically begins between ages of 35 and 45 and starts with subtle changes in personality, cognition, and motor skills. Over time, these symptoms gradually worsen and cause chorea or uncontrollable jerky movements. Sleep disturbances are also common as the disease progresses. As more brain cells are destroyed, cognitive

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