Cannabis may help reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis with few side effects according to a new survey. A study titled “Exploring cannabis used by patients with multiple sclerosis in a state where cannabis is legal” was recently published in a journal called Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. Cannabinoid-based medicine has reported therapeutic effects on many different medical conditions including MS. All of these reported medical benefits happen thanks to phytocannabinoids from cannabis and their interaction with the mammalian endocannabinoid system.
Medical cannabis has shown promise in reducing muscle spasticity and chronic pain for MS patients. Researchers are tired of waiting for the federal government to approve saving the lives of American citizens. A study was conducted on 251 random patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. These patients were selected from the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center located at the University of Colorado. The 251 participants answered a series of questions regarding their opinion on the therapeutic benefits they receive from cannabis.
They were also questioned about mental health and perceived physical health as well as MS-related information. 96 of the 251 patients had used medical or recreational cannabis one year prior to the survey. 60% of the 251 patients in this study believe that cannabis held therapeutic and medicinal benefits for their MS as opposed to 2% believing cannabis was harmful.
A patient suffering from multiple sclerosis are you using medical cannabis to help muscle tightness, poor sleep habits, and to manage chronic pain. It’s important to note that 75% of this group reported no side effects from cannabis. Education about medical cannabis is essential and fundamental to the health and well-being of society. Any small group of 251 people 62% of them said that the only reason they were not using medical cannabis regularly was a lack of knowledge