Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Marijuana Updates

There are some marijuana research results that might be interesting to MSers. Check it out:

  • The L.A. Times reported research investigating marijuana effects on pain in several conditions and diseases including MS. In one study, nearly half experienced improvement in muscle spasms. Another study showed no objective measures in arm tremors although patients reported feeling improvement.
  • One study evaluated the "prevalence of cannabis use, related factors, and degree of satisfaction in Spanish patients with multiple sclerosis." Clinical improvement was reported for a subset [about half] of patients, but most of them were "highly motivated for a future medically controlled use."
  • Disabled Politico, a blog I read, posted about a "new model" that provides benefits without affecting the brain and causing psychotropic effects.

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