The advocates of proposition 19, the law that tried to legalize marijuana in California, must be turning cartwheels at the recent news of University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. It’s especially ironic coming just a few weeks after the Federal attacked and even shutdown of Oaksterdam University, the secretly run school in Oakland, California that teaches students how to grow and crop the much derided cannabis herb.
A clinic investigation of 30 adults suffering from Multiple Sclerosis appears to have demonstrated its new ability to reduce it and the pain, when in comparison to a placebo.
Multiple Sclerosis is a worse disease that affects the nerve fibers and also can reduces their ability to transmit correctly, a little like an electrical cable with worn isolation. It can also cause ulceration on the human brain. Like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s it’s a slow and degenerative disease, without a treatment, thus the best aim for doctors is to find treatments that reduce symptoms and ease the progression.
The findings of principal investigator Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at UC San Diego, and her colleagues will be published in Canadian Medical Association Journal in the end of this month.