Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana
Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease of the central nervous system. It is a degenerative ailment, one that eventually permanently disables you and in some cases is fatal. Their have been many clinical studies done over the years regarding MS and marijuana. One such study conducted in 2008 showed that inhaled marijuana drastically reduced pain and spasticity in the majority of patients.
Investigators 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.”
Not only would marijuana help with pain and spasticity, but it also helps with other side effects of MS; such as anxiety or depression. Other recent clinical studies are now suggesting that not only does marijuana help with all of the above, cannabinoids may inhibit MS progression. Another study conducted of 167 MS patients found that cannabinoid extracts significantly reduced pain and spasticity. It also showed that the longer they took it, they needed fewer and fewer daily doses.
While the treatment of multiple sclerosis is still a controversial subject, if I got MS I would be using it as my #1 treatment. An estimated 400,000 American’s have MS and more than two million world wide. If you have MS I implore you, give mary jane a shot.