Although it has been known for years that cannabis can help with the pain and spasms associated with Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders, it has not been until recent years that the real miracle of how to use cannabis for MS has been uncovered.
As I have stated in many prior blogs, CBD or Cannabidiol, is the “missing link” in cannabis. It is very similar in chemical structure to THC, but has no psycho activity or “stony” feeling and has wonderful analgesic and other properties. With regard to MS, this has been very well studied and GW Pharmaceuticals in England has been producing a very helpful cannabis whole plant extract including CBD for use with MS patients. Although it is not legally available in England nor the US, it will be over time.
In the meantime, a number of medical cannabis collectives in Los Angeles do have tinctures, or drops under the tongue, that are quite similar to Sativex and at least “empirically” seem to work quite well on my MS patients.