Cannabis effect on spasticity in spinal cord injury

J. Malec, R. F. Harvey, J. J. Cayner

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A study was done to examine the perceived effects of cannabis on spasticity of spinal cord injured persons. Data compiled from 43 questionnaires of spinal cord injured persons suggested the following: 1) spinal cord injured persons reported decreased spasticity with marijuana use; 2) present use of marijuana correlated positively with past use; and 3) the person's reference of peer group contributed significantly to current use. The study suggests the need to examine the relationship between measurable and reported changes in spasticity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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    Malec, J., Harvey, R. F., & Cayner, J. J. (1982). Cannabis effect on spasticity in spinal cord injury. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 63(3), 116-118.