[Self-medication with cannabidiol oil in a patient with primary lateral sclerosis]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2017 Feb 13;179(7):V07160484.
[Article in Danish]

Abstract

Many patients with neurological disorders have symptoms which are difficult to treat with conventional medication. In this case report we present a 40-year-old male patient with primary lateral sclerosis who used cannabidiol oil as therapy. We discuss the evidence of the effects of cannabidiol in the treatment of patients with neurological disease, and we raise the question: "Should patients who use illegal cannabis products as self-medication be diagnosed as drug abusers?"

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cannabidiol* / administration & dosage
  • Cannabidiol* / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Neuron Disease / drug therapy*
  • Self Medication*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Cannabidiol