A study published in the July edition of the journal Brain, found that mice without cannabinoid receptors were more likely to get brain damage (neurodegeneration) from certain types of immune attacks.
This is relevant to Multiple Sclerosis patients because MS is a neurodegenerative disease, and the researchers believe that their research shows that, “in addition to symptom management, cannabis may also slow the neurodegenerative processes that ultimately lead to chronic disability in multiple sclerosis and probably other diseases.”
In other words, not only can cannabis help an MS patient to feel and function better, but it will also help to keep them from deteriorating in the long run.
? All of this information was compiled and edited from the excellent email newsletter of the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) in Germany. email [email protected]; web www.cannabis-med.org