Cannabis for Treatment of HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathy


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Dr. Donald Abrams and the Community Consortium conducted a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of smoked marijuana to treat pain caused by HIV-related peripheral neuropathy (injury to the nerves that supply feelings to your arms and feet). The study evaluated whether marijuana had an effect on pain relief. Marijuana was compared to a placebo; a cigarette that smells and tastes like marijuana but has no active ingredients (THC).

Editor’s Note:  An older article from 2007, but interesting research on the effects of marijuana on peripheral neuropathy.

Source:  Cannabis for Treatment of HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathy | Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research

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