Americans For Safe Access (ASA), a patient advocacy non-profit group, stated in their booklet "Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis," available on their website (accessed on Dec. 20, 2005):

“Many MS patients report that cannabis has a startling and profound effect on muscle spasms, tremors, balance, bladder control, speech and eyesight. Many wheel-chair-bound patients report that they can walk unaided when they have smoked cannabis

Numerous case studies, surveys and double-blind studies have reported improvement in patients treated with cannabinoids for symptoms including spasticity…

Cannabinoids have been shown in animal models to measurably lessen MS symptoms and may also halt the progression of the disease.”

Dec. 20, 2005