THC May Treat Spasticity and Pain Associated with Multiple Sclerosis, According to New Research

The oral administration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may treat both spasticity and pain associated with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple SclerosisThis is according to a study being published by the journal Clinical Therapeutics, and e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

According to the Mayo Clinic, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a “disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.” The ailment affects around 200,000 people annually and has no cure. Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination.

The aim of the present study was to “evaluate the efficacy of an oral formulation of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (ECP002A) in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).”

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Study: THC Safe And Effective For Treatment Of Spasticity In Children

By Paul Armentano, NORML

spasticityThe administration of oral, synthetic THC (dronabinol) is safe and effective for the treatment of refractory spasticity in pediatric patients, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Pediatric Neurology.

Researchers from the University of Dusseldorf in Germany assessed the palliative treatment of dronabinol in 16 adolescent subjects with complex neurological conditions. Subjects received dosing twice daily and the median duration of treatment was 181 days.

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