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Marijuana for MS
Studying mice suffering from a disorder resembling multiple sclerosis, British investigators found that compounds from marijuana eased such symptoms as spasticity and tremor.

Their study supports the claims of many people with MS, who report that marijuana helps control symptoms of the sometimes disabling disease. A clinical trial is currently under way in the U.K. to evaluate the effect of marijuana and related compounds on muscle control in people with MS (Nature, 3/2/00)

Date Published: 05/21/2001
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