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New Study Says Smoking Marijuana Helps Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, May, 16th 2012 by THCFinder

A new study out of the University of California, San Diego shows what several other studies have shown, and that is marijuana’s beneficial effect on the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and consisted of 30 MS patients – 63% of them women. Some patients were given cannabis while some received placebos.

Those who smoked cannabis scored lower on the spasticity scale and reported a 50% decrease on the pain scale. But researchers also found some short-term cognitive impairment – the “high” of medical grade marijuana in other words, something that can be remedied with low THC, high CBD strains and concentrates.

"Smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in symptom and pain reduction in participants with treatment-resistant spasticity," researchers said. "Future studies should examine whether different doses can result in similar beneficial effects with less cognitive impact."

Most regular medical marijuana users already know that amazing advances have been made in cannabis breeding and have produced potent medicines that lack much of the psychoactive effect of THC. But I guess there’s not a study on that yet, so we have to wait for it to be “official.”

Beyond that, this is yet another study that shows marijuana’s ability to combat pain. And it does so without the side effects and addictiveness of prescription pills. Medical marijuana opponents act as if pain is some sort of cop out, or like patients are faking it to get legal weed.

While I’m sure some do fake it, there are a lot of people who endure physical and mental anguish every day and they shouldn’t be looked down on or treated like criminals just because they prefer an herbal remedy to their symptoms.

Keep doing your cannabis studies; it’s all good news for patients.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com


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