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MS sufferers pin hopes on spray

Sunday, 6 April, 2003

The Jersey Multiple Sclerosis Society hopes a medical cannabis spray will be licensed for use in the island by the end of this year.

Their optimism comes as a campaign is launched in Jersey to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS).

The illness affects more than 85,0000 in Britain.

It is a long-term chronic condition that leaves people fatigued, with aching limbs and possibly blurred vision.

Relieve symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week started on Sunday, and the Jersey MS Society wants to encourage more people to join.

Society chairperson Kate Sallis said a medical cannabis spray could help to relieve the symptoms of MS.

She called on Jersey's authorities to approve its use in the island.

A number of social functions are planned for this week, including a poster campaign to increase public knowledge of the condition.

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