Cannabis may relieve muscle stiffness of MS

UK researchers monitored patients with stable MS, 109 of whom were randomised to oral cannabis extract while 115 received a placebo.

After 12 weeks, the relief from muscle stiffness was almost twice as high in the active group and they also experienced higher levels of pain relief.

“Our findings suggest that standardised [cannabis extract] can be clinically useful in treating the highly complex phenomenon of spasticity in MS,” the authors wrote.

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