Govt 'won't challenge' Abruzzo law allowing medical cannabis
Region legalizes therapeutic use of marijuana-based drugs07 March, 19:20
That came after a landmark decision by a court in the Abruzzo town of Avezzano, which ruled that the local health authority was obliged to provide marijuana free in certain cases for therapeutic purposes.
Cannabis is known to have beneficial effects for a number of medical conditions, although sufferers frequently have to obtain it illegally to take advantage of them.
In the case of MS, the muscle tremor and spasticity symptoms of the disease, which affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate leading to a range of problems, can be eased by the drug, according to some clinical tests.
Supporters of marijuana therapies say conventional treatments for these symptoms are often less effective or cause major side effects.