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A 31-year-old member asked:

People with m/s smoke cannabis why? how does that help?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Pain relief: Only in certain cases of ms when there is spinal cord disease, pain and spasticity and cramp mostly in the lower extremities , cannabis may help in symptomatic relief.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Complex: First, medical marijuana arrived so rapidly on the scene that we physicians had not even done the research studies to assess a treatment role. However, we do know of some benefit in the leg spasticity of ms, and now find slight benefit for parkinsonian tremors, which raises questions of value in ms cerebellar tremors. Also, has been used for pain control. But none of this is certain yet.

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