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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Natural Cannabis found in Marijuana helpful for MS but the patent is held by U.S. government


Aug 17, 2012

(NaturalNews) Twice as many patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that were prescribed cannabis reported relief from muscle stiffness over the placebo while cannabis also provided better relief of body pain, muscle spasms, and sleep disturbances. In the MS study published online on July 12 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Dr. Zajicek states that overall, progression of disease in this group ... was less than expected... In other words, cannabis appears to have slowed the progression of the disease also. This is the strongest evidence behind using cannabinoids for symptom relief in MS so far.

Oddly enough, the US government holds patents on the medicinal attributes of marijuana's usage. This is the same government that denies its citizens the legal right to use medical marijuana.

It seems logical to conclude that if our government now owns the rights to a "natural substance" through patenting that the U.S. government knows that marijuana has valid medicinal properties. So why is the U.S. government so adamant in outlawing medical marijuana and unwilling to admit that marijuana has valid medicinal properties? Some 60 percent of Americans in our "democratic" society believe that doctors should be allowed to prescribe marijuana and yet the man with the gun and handcuffs says "NO." That's not democracy!

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036839_cannabis_marijuana_multiple_sclerosis.html#ixzz24yZMzano


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1 comment:

Cherie said...

After more than 35 years in health care provision, I have observed that more people respond positively long term to natural remedies than to pharmicogenics. This is NOT a substance that should be so closely monitered in the clinical population ...except for positive and negative attributes and side effects.

There seems to be no artificially produced medication that has all of the benefits of the natural plant based medicine in Marajuana. I must say I have never personally tried this "drug" and have no plans to but patients with whom I have worked have seen more positive benefit than with gabapentin or amytriptoline or baclofen or flexaril. What was that old TV commercial phrase? "Don't fool with Mother Nature"