The role of cannabis in treating MS symptoms

by Editorial Staff - 2017.07.27

People with multiple sclerosis in the UK should be allowed to use cannabis legally in order to relieve their “relentless and exhausting” symptoms. According to the MS Society 1 in 10 sufferers of the condition whose pain and spasticity cannot be treated by medication available on the NHS should be able to take the drug without fear of prosecution. For the first time the MS society says in a report that the evidence on cannabis’s effectiveness, while not conclusive, is now strong enough that the UK government should relax the ban on the drug for MS patients who have no other treatment options.

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