what is Huntington Disease?

Huntington’s disease, or HD, is a genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in your brain. Symptoms include involuntary jerking of writhing movements, muscle rigidity or contracture, and slow or abnormal eye movements. Over time, it affects the individual’s ability to reason, walk and speak.

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*Current research does not guarantee that cannabinoids will cure any condition. However, a growing body of ongoing studies does suggest that these cannabinoids could offer treatment potential for a variety of physical and mental conditions.