Cannabis use in people with multiple sclerosis and spasticity: A cross-sectional analysis.

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“Growing evidence supports that cannabinoids relieve MS-related spasticity but little is known about cannabis use among people with MS (PwMS) and spasticity.

 

OBJECTIVE:

To characterize cannabis use among PwMS and spasticity.

METHODS:

As part of baseline data collection for a spasticity intervention trial in Oregon, PwMS and self-reported spasticity answered questions about cannabis use.

RESULTS:

54% reported ever using cannabis and 36% currently use. 79% use multiple routes of administration, 58% use at least daily. 79% find cannabis helpful for spasticity and 26% use cannabis and prescribed oral antispasticity medications.

CONCLUSIONS:

Many PwMS and spasticity use cannabis and report it helps their spasticity.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32086163

https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2211034820300857

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