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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Does cannabis help MS sufferers...

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    Does cannabis help MS sufferers...
    Please read on;

    Head of Research at the MS Society Dr Lorna Layward:
    "This lends a lot of credence to all the anecdotal reports"
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    The BBC's Christine McGourty
    "There's been much debate over the potential benefits of the drug"
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    Cannabis 'helps MS sufferers'
    Cannabis has medical uses:
    Cannabis has been proven, for the first time, to be an effective treatment for the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
    Many MS sufferers have taken the drug illegally, claiming that it has a therapeutic effect.
    Now UK scientists have shown that a compound in cannabis can prevent muscle tremor and spasticity caused by MS.
    Our research suggests that cannabinoids can play a crucial role in controlling some of the neuro-muscular problems seen with MS
    Dr David Baker, Institute of Neurology
    They also found that synthetic chemicals mimicking the compound have a similar effect.
    This could lead to the development of commercially-available alternatives to cannabis that have the same effect.
    MS sufferers usually experience episodes of paralysis, interspersed with periods of remission.
    As the disease progresses symptoms of spasticity, or muscle rigidity, and severe tremors may appear.
    The researchers, from the Institute of Neurology at University College London, tested cannabis on mice who had been given an animal equivalent of MS. Read on:
  • Source: Kiwipete
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trishseaton said...

It would be great to be able to afford a medical cannabis, but our govt have their heads so far up their own arses that they don't want to help people. They just want us to quietly go away and stop costing them money & die..... As an MS sufferer I meet all the right criyeria but can't afford the $500 bucks a bottle to even try it... Only available on script for 3 months at a time... Shit.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

They legislated to allow medical marijuana, and refused to subsidise it as you so rightly say. We can only pressurise the opposition parties to get them to change their policies to subsidise medical marijuana, or its derivatives - artificial drugs designed to imitate caanabis' properties in this area.