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Promising news for those with MS: Could medicinal Cannabis offer hope?

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, according to an international survey. Canadian women are more than twice as likely to get multiple sclerosis than men, according to a major study published in November 2006. Among those born in the 1930s, about two women contracted MS for every one man, at a ratio of 1.9 to 1. For those born in the 1980s, the incidence has grown to exceed 3.2 cases for every one case among men. Why the sudden increase in the neurodegenerative disease, which attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing inflammation and damage that can lead to paralysis and sometimes blindness? We don’t know. We don’t know what causes MS. We don’t know what cures MS. The whys and wherefores of this mysterious disease have bedevilled scientists, health-care workers and victims for nearly 200 years. Source CBC The mystery of MS and its prevalence in Canada

Could medicinal Cannabis offer hope? Excerpt from Montreal Gazette article  “This 61 year old has lived with multiple sclerosis for most of her life and, despite her use of heavy doses of painkillers and muscle relaxants, the symptoms were only getting worse.Last winter her neurologist suggested she take a chance and participate in a clinical trial on medical cannabis. Read full Montreal Gazette Article

 

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