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Study into effect of cannabis on MS

Scientists at Plymouth University say cannabis has no effect in halting progressive multiple sclerosis. But they say it may have some benefit for people with less serious MS.

Experts studied 500 people with MS over an eight-year period. Some were given capsules containing the active ingredient in cannabis, while others were given placebos.

500 multiple sclerosis sufferers took part in the study Credit: ITV Westcountry