An estimated four hundred thousand people in the this country suffer from multiple sclerosis. I knew very little about this debilitating and progressive disease until my sister was diagnosed. It is most common in women between twenty and forty years old. My sister Sheila was twenty-six when she learned the reason behind the numbness and tingling in her extremities. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that affects the brain and spinal cord. My sister regularly deals with sensory and vision problems, balance issues, fatigue and tremors. There is currently no known cure for MS. If left untreated, it can lead to paralysis, epilepsy and mental and emotional problems. She has tried medications to slow the progression, prevent relapse and control symptoms. Antidepressants, anxiolytics and muscle relaxants have caused her nausea, vomiting, back pain and flu-like symptoms. If she continues taking these prescriptions, she’s looking at potential liver and nerve damage, hair loss and more. Hoping to provide my sister some hope and relief, I researched the possibility of treatment with cannabinoids. More and more studies are proving cannabinoids effective at inhibiting inflammation, reducing spasticity, controlling neuropathic pain, and addressing the many symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. There are very minimal side effects. Sheila is noticing an amazing improvement in her health and well-being through a combination of THC and CBD. These two cannabinoids work well together to combat her symptoms. While THC kills proinflammatory cells, CBD suppresses the function of certain white blood cells which can cause severe inflammation. Plus, the CBD lessens the psychoactive effects of THC, so my sister isn’t dealing with any high sensation.