Medical Marijuana Benefits MS, Spinal Cord Patients Says Report

By chillinwill · Feb 20, 2010 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    Marijuana helps ease muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and pain caused by certain neurological illnesses or spinal cord injuries, says a report released Wednesday by the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, San Diego.

    The document includes the findings of five studies that included participants who were randomly selected to receive either marijuana or placebos, the Associated Press reported.

    "There is good evidence now that cannabinoids may be either an adjunct or a first-line treatment," psychiatrist Igor Grant, the director of the research center, said at a press conference where he presented the study results.

    The California Legislature created the center in 2000 to investigate claims about the effectiveness of medical marijuana. California is the only state to sponsor such research, the AP reported.

    February 19, 2010

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  1. monkees4va
    Swims best friends dad has MS and smokes on a regular basis to ease the pain. He's had it for at least 7 years now and he is still able to walk and function, although at a reduced rate. He has to obtain it illegally to try and help his symptoms, and he hates it. He has no desire to break the law (even though in his glory days he was a biker and terrorised countless pubs XD)
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