Sleep problems. Pain can make it hard for you to fall asleep. Medical marijuana might help you get the shut-eye you need.
Overactive bladder. Does MS make you feel like you need to go the bathroom a lot? This treatment can ease the spasms that cause your frequent urge to pee.
How Do I Take It?
Even though it has the same chemicals as the street drug, you don't take it by smoking it. It comes as a pill or a spray.
"In theory, smoked marijuana should be as effective a treatment as other forms," says Kevin P. Hill, MD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. But doctors don't recommend smoking because it's so bad for your lungs. And when you use the drug in pill or spray form, it helps your doctor control how much of the active chemical you get.
Will I Have Side Effects?
There are short- and long-term risks from marijuana, Hill says. They're the same whether you use it for fun or as medicine.
You may get some side effects while you use the drug, like: