New Study: Cannabis Can Reduce the Pain Associated With Rare Form of Multiple Sclerosis

A new study published in the science journal PLOS One has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturallysaved1 – is directly linked to a reduction in the pain associated with Devic’s syndrome, a rare form of multiple sclerosis.

The study, which was funded in part by the German Research Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain, found that; “Consequently, increasing plasma levels of 2-AG [a cannabinoid receptor] mitigate mechanical pain sensitivity, while an absence of 2-AG increase leaves these NMO [neuromyelitis optica] patients with full-blown hyperalgesia.”

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