December 8th, 2009

Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients

By Kelley Luckstein

Cancer patients, glaucoma patients and others can benefit from medical marijuana, and now a new analysis shows that it can help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients find relief from the muscle spasms that are the hallmark of the debilitating autoimmune disease…

 

Dr. Moses Rodriguez, a professor of neurology and immunology at the Mayo Clinic, said that "the idea of using cannabis to treat MS has been around for a long time. "Rodriguez noted that the effects of using marijuana have been mixed. "It has been difficult to know whether the effect has been just a general well-being or whether it has a direct effect on muscle fibers and spasticity," he said.

 

HealthDay, by Steven Reinberg, 12/4/09

Tags: cannabis, marijuana, MS Patients, Neurology

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