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How does marijuana treat multiple sclerosis?

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Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) say that smoking or ingesting marijuana helps relieve muscle spasms and other MS-related symptoms. However, scientists aren’t clear on how it works and who should use it. If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal, check with your doctor.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Complementary & Alternative Medicine."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Alternative Treatment options."

Yadav, V. , May 2010. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Complementary & Alternative Medicine."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Alternative Treatment options."

Yadav, V. , May 2010. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

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