Cannabis and MS - our report

Evidence shows that cannabis for medicinal use can work for some people to relieve pain and muscle spasms in MS.  

Dealing with pain and muscle spasms when you have MS can be exhausting and make it impossible to manage daily life.

There are NHS treatments for pain and muscle spasms, but they don’t work for everyone. And there is Sativex, a cannabis spray, which you can’t get on the NHS. This urgently needs to change, as most people can’t afford to buy it privately.

Countries including Canada and Germany have already legalised cannabis for medicinal use. They're offering cannabis on prescription so people can be more confident about quality, safety and dose.

72% of people with MS feel that cannabis should be legalised for medicinal purposes. We think the Government should make it available to people who could benefit. 

For our part, we’ll continue to campaign for all people with MS to access the right treatment at the right time, no matter where they live.

Page last updated: 23 Aug 2017

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