Can I Use My Mississippi Marijuana Card to Treat Multiple Sclerosis?
Can I Treat My MS with Medical Marijuana in Mississippi?
While multiple sclerosis (MS) has long been recognized as one of the most common neurological diseases, it turns out researchers didn’t realize just how prevalent it is. While experts once estimated that there were roughly 400,000 MS patients in America, that outdated estimate was off by almost 50%, and experts now say there are closer to a million Americans living with this disease.
While there is no cure for MS, there are medications available to treat the disease and its symptoms. The sooner an MS patient begins treatment, the less severe their experiences with the disease are likely to be.
And fortunately for MS patients residing in the Magnolia State, they may soon have one more treatment option to help them in their struggle to manage their condition: medical marijuana.
I Thought the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Program Was Canceled
stunned when the State Supreme Court shot down Initiative 65, the medical marijuana program that was overwhelmingly approved by voters here in November 2020.
And yes, that ruling means medical marijuana in Mississippi has gone up in smoke for now.
But with politicians on both sides of the aisle currently working on the issue, and a vast majority of Mississippians supporting it, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before medical marijuana makes its way to Mississippi.
And that’s good news for the health of Mississippians in general, and MS sufferers specifically.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is an autoimmune disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
MS causes the immune system to attack myelin, a fatty substance surrounds and protects nerves. Without the myelin sheath that usually encases them, nerves can become scarred, which interferes with the brain’s ability to transmit signals throughout the body.
MS can cause a wide range of symptoms, and its exact effects vary from individual to individual. Among the most common MS symptoms are:
Muscle weakness and spasms
Bladder/bowel control issues
Tingling and numbness
While there is much about MS that is still unknown and not understood, including what exactly causes MS, researchers have identified some issues that can affect the severity and onset of the condition, such as genetic factors, some viral infections, and smoking. It is also known that women are more susceptible to MS than men are, and that a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress reduction can all make the disease and its symptoms easier to manage.
3 Easy Steps
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How Can Medical Marijuana Benefit Me as a Marijuana Patient?
Many scientific studies have shown that medical marijuana can benefit MS patients, and can do so in many ways.
To start with, one study that was published in a peer-reviewed neurology journal found that MS patients who used medical marijuana experienced less stiffness and pain as well as fewer sleep issues and spasms.
Medical marijuana has also been shown to reduce inflammation in general and inflammation of neural tissue specifically, both symptoms that are often endured by MS patients.
Spasticity is another common MS symptom that medical marijuana can alleviate. Studies have found that cannabis can significantly reduce MS patients’ spasms.
Finally, depression is an all-too common symptom endured by MS patients, and studies have shown that medical marijuana can effectively treat this symptom as well.
Should I Use Medical Marijuana to Treat My MS?
That’s not a question we can answer for you, but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own.
Only a qualified medical marijuana doctor can help you decide if medical marijuana is right for you. Fortunately, our knowledgeable, empathetic doctors are passionate about helping all Mississippians who can benefit from medical marijuana find the relief they’ve been missing.
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