Multiple Sclerosis (MS) May Be Inhibited by Cannabis
Multiple Sclerosis symptom relief through Cannabis treatment seems to be pretty widely accepted. There are many studies out there showing the effectiveness using cannabis to treat the spasms, depression and fatigue associated with MS. Now some studies show that Cannabis potentially slows the progression of the disease as well! Marijuana use may also boost the immune systems of MS patients.
Clinical and anecdotal reports of cannabinoids’ ability to reduce MS-related symptoms such as pain, spasticity, depression, fatigue, and incontinence are plentiful in the scientific literature.[1-12] Specifically, investigators at the University of California at San Diego reported in 2008 that inhaled cannabis significantly reduced objective measures of pain intensity and spasticity in patients with MS in a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. They concluded that “smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis and provided some benefit beyond currently prescribed treatment.”