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General Use Cannabis extracts improved intractable neurogenic symptoms
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Cannabis extracts improved intractable neurogenic symptoms such as pain, impaired bladder control, muscle spasms, and spasticity

Derick T. Wade, MD, Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford, et al., wrote in a Feb. 2003 article titled "A Preliminary Controlled Study to Determine Whether Whole-Plant Cannabis Extracts Can Improve Intractable Neurogenic Symptoms" in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation:

Quote:"OBJECTIVES: To determine whether plant-derived cannabis medicinal extracts (CME) can alleviate neurogenic symptoms unresponsive to standard treatment, and to quantify adverse effects...

Measures used: Patients recorded symptom, well-being and intoxication scores on a daily basis using visual analogue scales. At the end of each two-week period an observer rated severity and frequency of symptoms on numerical rating scales, administered standard measures of disability (Barthel Index), mood and cognition, and recorded adverse events.

RESULTS: Pain relief associated with both THC and CBD was significantly superior to placebo. Impaired bladder control, muscle spasms and spasticity were improved by CME in some patients with these symptoms. Three patients had transient hypotension and intoxication with rapid initial dosing of THC-containing CME.

CONCLUSIONS: Cannabis medicinal extracts can improve neurogenic symptoms unresponsive to standard treatments. Unwanted effects are predictable and generally well tolerated. Larger scale studies are warranted to confirm these findings."
Feb. 2003 - Derick T. Wade, MD

Source: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view....84#general
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