Pot may help ease MS symptoms

Cannabis taken in pill or oral spray form may help reduce stiffness and involuntary spasms, pain from these symptoms and frequent urination according to a recent study. The findings form the basis for new alternative therapy guidelines for MS from the American Academy of Neurology.

No studies have been done to determine if smoking pot delivers the same benefits.

Chicago-based AbbVie (ABBV) sells a synthetic cannabinoid in pill form called Marinol for chemo-associated nausea. GW Pharma (GWPH) sells a spray called Sativex ex-US.

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  • Buyandhold 2012
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    In college I tried marijuana three or four times at parties, and I can tell you that after a few hits of that stuff, I was feeling no pain. Unlike Bill Clinton, I even inhaled.


    Marijuana should definitely be legalized. Making it against the law doesn't stop anyone from using it anyway. And think of the added tax revenue legalizing marijuana would generate.
    25 Mar 2014, 09:40 AM Reply Like
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