Medical marijuana helps reduce the frequency and severity of muscle spasms and ease stiffness. Patients experience more freedom of movement, calming of the frequent urge to urinate, and better sleep.
Medical cannabis also acts as an analgesic, helping to relieve pain and inflammation.
The American Academy of Neurology now publicly acknowledges marijuana’s potential to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), writing:
“Strong evidence shows that oral cannabis extract lessens patients’ reported symptoms of spasticity. It also lessens the pain caused by spasticity.”
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports the Academy’s position, adding:
“The Society supports advancing research to better understand the benefits and potential risks of marijuana and its derivatives as a treatment for MS.”