Cannabis 'no benefit' for MS patients

Cannabis capsules failed to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis in a large British study, dealing a blow to hopes that the drug could provide long-term benefits for patients with the debilitating nerve disease.

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Study shows cannabis has no effect on relieving symptoms for MS sufferers

The first UK research study into the medical benefits of cannabis on Multiple Scelrosis has shown there is no benefit.

However there were benefits for those at the lower end of the disability scale.

The CUPID (Cannabinoid Use in Progressive Inflammatory brain Disease) study was carried out by researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.

It enrolled nearly 500 people with MS from 27 centres around the UK, who were either given capsules containing the active ingredient of cannabis and some given a placebo.

Alison Smith, an MS sufferer took part in the trial:


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