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Multiple Sclerosis

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a condition created by an abnormal response of the immune system that essentially causes the body to attack itself. MS affects the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. In MS patients, their immune systems mistakenly destroy healthy nerve cells in the same way they would fight a virus or bacterial infection. This leads to irreversible nerve damage that makes it extremely difficult or impossible for the brain to communicate with the rest of the body.

How Multiple Sclerosis effects the body

Symptoms of MS include muscle spasms, numbness or tingling, vision problems, seizures, and a variety of other physical and mental issues. The symptoms and the severity of the condition varies from patient to patient, but they are often debilitating and can lead to paralysis and other lifelong physical restrictions. There is no known cause for MS, and while symptoms can be managed with medication and physical therapy, there is no cure.

Because the symptoms of MS affect the entire body, many patients are on a large number of expensive pharmaceuticals. These drugs don’t always work, and often come with severe side effects of their own. Cannabis-based treatments are becoming more and more popular as a way for MS patients to manage their symptoms and live a normal life.

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis

Studies have shown that both CBD and THC have great therapeutic potential for treating the muscle spasms that are a hallmark of the disease, as well as fatigue, appetite loss, insomnia, chronic pain, and MS-related anxiety and depression. One key difference that patients have noted is that cannabis works to soothe the source of most MS pain – the damaged nerves – while many pharmaceuticals only work to relieve the resulting muscular and joint pain.

Cannabis is also thought to be a neuroprotectant, which could mean that it has the potential to actually prevent the disease from progressing. Some patients have achieved remission using cannabis, with others reporting drastic improvements like regaining sensation and range of motion in MS-ravaged limbs. Because of these findings, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports the use of medical cannabis as a treatment (in states where the law allows) and advocates for further research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for MS patients. Of course, patients should always work with a medical professional to determine if cannabis-based treatments are right for them.

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Very friendly staff! They go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The team is very knowledgeable about all products and very helpful to find the right thing for you. Clean space and quick service.

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Surterra is, by far, the best dispensary out of the 5 in my neighborhood. I need a high THC for pain relief, etc. and Surterra generally has some 30%+.  Their discounts and rewards program are the best in the area.  The budtenders and support staff are awesome.

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Glenna C.

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Surterra has the best pre-rolls in my area of multiple dispensaries to choose from. They're not too tight & burn great. This is the place to get your pre-rolls folks!

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Sherry M.

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The customer service and products I received are top notch. As a new patient they've taken the time to answer all my questions and ensure that I completely understand, not just make the sale and rush me out the door like other places. The daily sales and special discount offers make things very affordable...the attention I receive from the customer service reps will keep me coming back.

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This is my absolute favorite dispensary. Daily deals, amazing customer service, and phenomenal products. Surterra has been coming out swinging with the recent new flower strains! They are by far the most efficient/fastest dispensary I've ever been to. 12/10, highly recommend.

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