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Cannabis May Have Long-Term Benefit for MS

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posted on Sep, 10 2004 @ 08:22 PM
A recent study in England has shown that canabis based treatments has had a benificial impact on MS patients. Not a cure, it has eliviated alot of the painfull symptoms suffered by those with MS. However, the benifits were reported by the paitnets and not backed by the findings of the phisiotherapists

EXETER, England (Reuters) - Cannabis-based treatments may have longer-term benefits for multiple sclerosis patients, scientists said on Friday.

The findings of a short, 15-week trial of MS patients published last year were inconclusive because although patients reported relief in muscle stiffness, rigidity and mobility, the findings could not be confirmed by physiotherapists.

But Dr John Zajicek, of the Peninsula Medical School at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth in southwestern England who headed the study, told a conference there seemed to be further benefits for patients who continued treatment for a year.

"In the short term-study there was some evidence of cannabinoids alleviating symptoms of multiple sclerosis; in the longer term there is a suggestion of a more useful beneficial effect, which was not clear at the initial stage," he said.

Cannabis contains more than 60 different cannabinoids. The most active is thought to be tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

posted on Sep, 10 2004 @ 08:56 PM
I say it's obviously a miracle drug and should be legalized.

posted on Sep, 12 2004 @ 01:11 AM
Doesn't mariwanna weakens the legs?

posted on Sep, 12 2004 @ 05:49 PM
no, it doesn't weaken your legs.

posted on Sep, 12 2004 @ 08:41 PM
OH !

Now I remember it's the women who use pot that weaken the legs.

As in "Rocky, ROCKY....women....women weaken the legs, Rocky."


posted on Sep, 12 2004 @ 09:49 PM
The only thing Marijuana weakens is the profit value of big tobacco and alcohol companies.

My father was almost killed when they overloaded him on chemical pain-killers, causing his renal system to fail. If he could have grown some pot in the garden and smoked or even eaten it, he would have lived without pain and without that month in the hospital.

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