Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is one of the most studied diseases in the field of cannabinoid research, and it has become one of the “cornerstone conditions” for many state medical marijuana laws. In order to explain why medical marijuana is such a popular treatment option for MS patients, Americans for Safe Access has released a free e e-book on the subject.
- Why Cannabis is Legal to Recommend
- Overview of the Scientific Research on Medical Cannabis
- Research on Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis
- Comparison of Medications: Efficacy and Side-Effects
- Why Cannabis is Safe to Recommend
- Testimonials of Patients and Doctors
- History of Cannabis as Medicine
- Scientific and Legal References
We recognize that information about using marijuana as medicine has been difficult to obtain. The federal prohibition on marijuana has meant that modern clinical research has been limited, to the detriment of medical science and the wellness of patients. But the documented history of the safe, medical use of marijuana dates to 2700 B.C. Marijuana was part of the American pharmacopoeia until 1942 and is currently available by prescription in the Netherlands and Canada.
Testimonials from both doctors and patients reveal valuable information on the use of marijuana therapies, and supporting statements from professional health organizations and leading medical journals support its legitimacy as a medicine. In the last few years, clinical trials in Great Britain, Canada, Spain, Israel, and elsewhere have shown great promise for new medical applications.
This page is intended to be a starting point for the consideration of applying marijuana therapies to specific conditions; it is not intended to replace the training and expertise of physicians with regard to medicine, or attorneys with regard to the law.
But as patients, doctors and advocates who have been working intimately with these issues for many years, Americans for Safe Access has seen firsthand how helpful marijuana can be for a wide variety of indications. We know doctors want the freedom to practice medicine and patients the freedom to make decisions about their healthcare.
You can read the e-book below or click here to download the entire PDF.