Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis: Is driving safe for MS patients who use cannabis for resistant spasticity? In this poster presentation by German neurologists they show that THC:CBD oromucosal spray (Sativex), when used for 4-6 weeks by patients with multiple sclerosis, did not harm driving skills. As a matter of fact, there was significant improvement in a motor reaction task test. (more…)
Smoking cannabis can relieve muscle tightness, spasticity (contractions) and pain often experienced by those with multiple sclerosis, says research out of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The findings, published in May of 2012 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, included a controlled trial with 30 participants to understand whether inhaled cannabis would help complicated cases where existing pharmaceuticals are ineffective or trigger adverse side effects. (more…)
From the July 12, 2012 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, this research paper published online prior to print reports the results of the Multiple Sclerosis and Extract of Cannabis (MUSEC) study that aimed to substantiate the patient based findings of previous studies. Abstract only. (more…)
To date, a large number of controlled clinical trials have been done evaluating the therapeutic applications of cannabis and cannabis-based preparations. This current review reports on the more recent clinical data available.
Published in Cannabinoids 2010;5(Special Issue): 1-21
Institute Biology Leiden, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Review of Recent Clinical Studies