Medical marijuana could help treat multiple sclerosis symptoms, scientists believe.
Spanish researchers performed a meta-analysis of 17 existing clinical trials involving 3161 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who received products containing some form of cannabinoid, one of the multiple compounds in cannabis. They published their findings in the journal JAMA Network Open .
A number of drugs containing cannabinoids have been studied, including nabiximols, dronabinol and nabilone. The study suggests that the substance was safer and more effective in patients with pain, spasticity – in which the muscles are continuously contracting ̵