A report published yesterday in the online journal BMC Neurology
says that marijuana might help multiple sclerosis patients find relief
from the spasticity and muscle spasms caused by the debilitating
“We found evidence that cannabis plant extracts may provide
therapeutic benefit for MS spasticity symptoms,” said lead researcher Dr. Shaheen Lakhan,
executive director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation.
“The therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in MS appears to be
comprehensive, and should be given considerable attention.”
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The idea of using marijuana to treat MS is not new. This particular study looked at marijuana extracts, but there is also data available on the entire plant’s therapeutic potential for those suffering from MS.