More MS news articles for July 2001

Belgium backs cannabis use

Extract from:
http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/07/20/wbul20.xml

20/07/2001

BELGIUM has approved the trial use of cannabis for selected medical purposes, according to a decree published yesterday.

It will be legal for treating nausea caused by chemotheraphy and radiotherapy; glaucoma; pains and muscle spasms linked to multiple sclerosis; Aids symptoms, and chronic pain.

But it can be administered only in hospitals as part of approved research.