"We found that smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing symptoms and pain in patients with treatment-resistant spasticity, or excessive muscle contractions," said Corey-Bloom.
"Although generally well-tolerated by our participants, smoking cannabis was accompanied by acute cognitive effects."
However researcher noted that "the clinical significance of this result is uncertain; despite the transient decrease in scores, patients were still within normal ranges for their ages and levels of education," the investigators pointed out in the paper.
"It is worth noting that conventional treatments, such as baclofen and tizanidine hydrochloride, may also affect cognition, although published data are scarce," they added.
CMAJ: Smoked cannabis for spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Medical Daily: Smoking Marijuana Relieves Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in Patients, with Minor Cognitive Effects
ScienceDaily: Smoked Cannabis Reduces Some Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Itse en suosi (enkä suosittele) lääkekannabiksen polttamista. Kannabiksesta voi myös höyrystää vaikuttavat aineet, ilman savua ja sen haitallisia ominaisuuksia. Mutta lääkevaikutukset saa tarvittaessa siis polttamallakin. :)