As CannTrust marks World Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Day, we invite our readers and patients to gain a better understanding of this cruel and complex disease, one which affects 3,000 Canadians.

ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) shuts down communication between the brain and the body’s muscles, gradually paralyzing sufferers and causing them to lose the ability to talk, eat, swallow and even breathe.

According to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada, there is no effective treatment or cure for the disease and most sufferers die within 2-5 years of receiving a diagnosis.

Learn more about the effects of medical cannabis on the pain suffered by ALS patients as well as on the progression of the disease below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15204022

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16183560

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20439484

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About CannTrust

A federally regulated licensed producer, CannTrust™ brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the Medical Cannabis industry and applies this expertise to produce quality pharmaceutical-grade Medical Cannabis for patients in need. CannTrust™ is committed to research and innovation, to contributing to the growing body of evidence-based research regarding the use and efficacy of cannabis and to developing novel mechanisms that will make it easier for certain patients to take Medical Cannabis. The company supports ongoing patient education about Medical Cannabis, and has launched a compassionate use program to support patients with financial needs.

  • Our state-of-the-art facility provides pharmaceutical quality assurance and control combined with a patient centric approach to ensure we are producing quality products and delivering quality service to our customers.
  • Our 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art hydroponic facility provides continuous production of Medical Cannabis to address our patients’ needs.
  • We have built our own laboratory with advanced technology and equipment for testing and research on the medical use of cannabis.