People with MS using cannabis have greater physical activity levels – strength – speed – and less fatigue.
An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis – an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune cells attack a fatty substance called myelin in the nerves.
Common symptoms are gait and balance disorders – cognitive dysfunction – fatigue – pain and muscle spasticity.Colorado has the highest proportion of people living with MS in the United States.It is estimated that one in 550 people living in the state has MS – compared to one in 750 nationally.The reason for this is unknown but could be related to several factors – such as vitamin D deficiency or environment.
Currently available therapies do not sufficiently relieve MS symptoms.
As a result many people with the condition are trying alternative therapies – like cannabis.
Based on several studies the American Association of Neurology states that there is strong evidence that cannabis is effective for treatment of pain and spasticity.