More and more organizations are getting on the right side of history and science and endorsing the use of medical marijuana. You can now add the American Academy of Neurology to that list. According to American News Report:
In new guidelines published in the journal Neurology, the Academy said oral cannabis, medical marijuana pills and medical marijuana spray may help ease symptoms of muscle spasticity and frequent urination caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).
Medical marijuana supporters and patients have known for many years now that marijuana can help treat MS. The endorsement by the American Academy of Neurology stopped short of endorsing smoked marijuana, but I think that they will get on board sooner than later. Their reasoning is that there needs to be more studies, which I think once they find the studies that are already out there, they will give an endorsement for smoked marijuana as well.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease which attacks the body’s central nervous system. It is estimated that 400,000 Americans suffer from MS and more than 2 million worldwide have the disease. Right now there is no known cure for MS. One of my good friends was recently diagnosed with MS, and I’m happy to say that she is considering medical marijuana as a form of treatment. If you know someone that suffers from MS, I encourage you to recommend medical marijuana to them.