Beyond MS, Cannabis Unproven in Neurology

April 28, 2014 8:00 PM

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Beyond MS, Cannabis Unproven in Neurology

PHILADELPHIA -- Marijuana has no proven benefit for any neurological disorder other than multiple sclerosis (MS) but does have significant adverse effects, an American Academy of Neurology evidence review found.

For the most part, the lack of documented efficacy is because cannabis has not yet been tested rigorously -- or at all -- as therapy for such conditions, according to the review by Barbara Koppel, MD, of New York Medical College in New York City, and other members of the AAN's guideline development ...

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