Tag: spasticity

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. This 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 …

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

By Paul Armentano, NORML The 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 …

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Study: Cannabis Can Improve Quality of Life, Decrease Need for Help in Those With Cerebral Palsy

A new study out of Finland, published by the U.S. National Institute of Health and the journal Duodecim, has found that cannabis significantly improved the quality of life for a patient with cerebral palsy. “Cannabinoid was licensed in 2012 for the treatment of spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis in Finland”, states the study. “Spasticity is …

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