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Cannabis Works for MS by Ted smith

By Hempology | November 8, 2003

A study on people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), in the British Medical Journal, the Lancet has proven that eating synthetic THC can provide effective pain relief, induce sleep and improve mobility. The cannabinoid known as tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, is one of the dozens of active chemical agents present in the cannabis plant and is certainly the most studied because it has psychoactive and medical effects on the body. While doctors and researchers have a problem with using a smoked medicine, using oral cannabis extracts is the mechanism they prefer to study and prescribe. However, singling out one chemical, though it may be the most potent, does not provide the patient with all possible medicinal benefits that occur when the whole plant is used in the production of the medicine.
A cookie made with properly prepared cannabis butter could provide the full spectrum of potential medical benefits that most seriously ill people need. It should be noted, though, that the instant relief received from smoking cannabis could never be replaced by eating, partly because the chemicals ingested are dramatically changed when burned and inhaled into the lungs. Dr. Alan Thompson, from the British research team, admits the study did not positively show THC pills reduce spasticity, though he does not speculate as to why. While the study is limited and maybe not quite as supportive as long-time medical cannabis users would like, there is no doubt that this research is more proof that cannabis can help people with Multiple Sclerosis and many others with serious physical medical problems.

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