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Does marijuana help with multiple sclerosis?

Cannibis sativa (more commonly known as marijuana) contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids that bind to specific sites, or receptors, in the brain and on the nerves. Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have said that using cannabis significantly reduces pain and spasticity, as well as other disease-related symptoms.

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