Ethical Dilemmas Revolving Around the use of Medical Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis in Pakistan

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Ayesha Ashfaq
Athar Iqbal
Maryam Tahir


This editorial explores the complex landscape surrounding the use of medical cannabis for treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Pakistan, a country with a significant prevalence of the condition but facing numerous challenges in cannabis utilization. Despite cannabis' historical therapeutic applications and emerging global recognition for its medical benefits, Pakistan's strict anti-cannabis laws, influenced by cultural and religious beliefs, significantly hinder its adoption. The editorial highlights the need for educational and regulatory frameworks to improve awareness and control the medical cannabis market, suggesting that such measures could enhance treatment options for MS patients and generate tax revenue, while addressing concerns about addiction and illegal trade.

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Ashfaq, A., Iqbal, A., & Tahir, M. (2024). Ethical Dilemmas Revolving Around the use of Medical Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis in Pakistan . Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(1), 1–2.
Author Biographies

Ayesha Ashfaq, Omar Hospital Lahore Pakistan

Consultant Neurologist, Omar Hospital Lahore Pakistan

Athar Iqbal, Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex Lahore. Omar Hospital Lahore Pakistan.

Assistant Professor Neurology-Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex Lahore. Consultant Neurologist-Omar Hospital Lahore Pakistan.

Maryam Tahir, Shifa International Hospital Faisalabad

Consultant Neurophysician, Shifa International Hospital Faisalabad


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