What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a pernicious and incurable central nervous system disease with which millions of people suffer every day. The disease causes the body’s immune system to attack the insulating cover of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, like the plastic covering of a wire being eroded over time. With this erosion comes to a host of problems for people with the condition, and cannabis can be used to alleviate many of the symptoms.
How Can Cannabis Help?
One of the worst symptoms of MS is the pain that it causes to the entire body; often so extreme it can become debilitating. A study found that cannabis used to treat “Multiple Sclerosis related pain” was much more effective than a placebo. Another study concurred, adding that cannabis-based medicine did not have any serious side effects to speak of. Being able to manage otherwise severe pain means sufferers can more easily travel, work, or just enjoy their leisure time.
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