New Study Says Cannabis Extracts Help With Muscle Stiffness In MS Patients
Joe | Jul 25, 2012 | Comments 0
A new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry says that THC and CBD extracted from cannabis helped the muscle stiffness experienced by multiple sclerosis patients.
Investigators at the University of Plymouth, Clinical Neurology Research Group, in the United Kingdom assessed the use of cannabinoids versus placebo in 279 subjects with MS over a twelve-week period. Cannabis extracts in the study contained standardized doses of THC and cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive constituent in cannabis, contained in a soft, gelatin capsule.
Investigators reported that oral cannabis extracts were “superior” over placebo in the treatment of MS-associated muscle stiffness and pain.
The authors of the study wrote, “Treatment with standardized oral extract of cannabis sativa relieved muscle stiffness. The proportion of participants experiencing relief was almost twice as large in the cannabis extract group as in the placebo group. … Effective pain relief is also achieved by cannabis extracts, especially in patients with a high baseline pain score. Our findings suggest that standardized cannabis extracts can be clinically useful in treating the highly complex phenomenon of spasticity in MS.”
It comes as no surprise to those familiar with the amazing medical properties of the cannabis plant that new studies are always coming out, singing the praises of marijuana.
Now it’s just a matter of people actually being able to use marijuana without fear of arrest and prosecution.