chronic pain


This article, from the June 2016 Journal of Pain, suggests that using medical cannabis for chronic pain treatment may benefit some chronic pain patients. The reported improvement in quality of life, better side effect profile, and decreased opioid use should be confirmed by rigorous, longitudinal studies that also assess how chronic pain patients […]

Medical Cannabis Use Is Associated With Decreased Opiate Medication Use ...


Using 8-hour human laboratory experiments, we evaluated the analgesic efficacy ofvaporized cannabis in patients with neuropathic pain related to injury or diseaseof the spinal cord, most of whom were experiencing pain despite traditional treatment.After obtaining baseline data, 42 participants underwent a standardized procedurefor inhaling 4 puffs of vaporized cannabis containing […]

An Exploratory Human Laboratory Experiment Evaluating Vaporized Cannabis in the ...


                                          Severe pain drove this average Minnesotan to seek the comforts of medical cannabis. Here’s how things worked out for her.   Read More: Will medical cannabis really work for […]

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    A body of research suggests yes, but scientists are having to fight red tape to study whether medical marijuana could substitute for opioid drugs Read More: Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic? – Scientific American Editor’s Note: The use of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids […]

Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic? – Scientific American


New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.   Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013. They found […]

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Today, on the House floor, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) addressed the serious opioid abuse epidemic across America, highlighting medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive prescription opioids in treating chronic pain. In his remarks, Representative Blumenauer called for further reforms to our medical marijuana laws, including making sure our […]

Congressman Blumenauer: Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Abuse Epidemic