Pot may help ease MS symptoms

|By:, SA News Editor

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.