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Patients With MS Who Consider Marijuana Use More Likely to Engage in Risky Behaviors

Key clinical point: Patients with multiple sclerosis who consider marijuana use are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol.

Major finding: Among multiple sclerosis patients who responded to a survey, 25.4% had used marijuana for their multiple sclerosis, 20.0% had discussed it with their doctors, and 16.1% were currently using some form of marijuana.

Study details: Questionnaire responses about health behaviors from 5,481 active participants in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis.

Disclosures: The North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis is funded in part by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and the Foundation of the CMSC. The present study had no funding support. Dr. Cofield reported receiving a consulting fee from the U.S. Department of Defense.