An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune cells attack a fatty substance called myelin in the nerves.
Common symptoms are gait and balance disorders, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, pain and muscle spasticity.
Colorado has the highest proportion of people living with MS in the United States. It is estimated that one in 550 people living in the state has MS, compared to one in 750 nationally.
The reason for this is unknown, but could be related to several factors, such as vitamin D deficiency or environment.
Currently available therapies do not sufficiently relieve MS symptoms. As a result many people with the condition are trying alternative therapies, like cannabis.