Study: Vaporized, Low-Potency Cannabis Reduces Problematic Nerve Pain

I’m seriously considering this.

Pain. I Has It.

Amid record levels of overdose rates for prescription pain, a study that finds that marijuana reduces neuropathic pain.

NORML/Paul Armentano/03 Jan 2013

The administration of  vaporized, low THC cannabis is associated with reduced pain in subjects with neuropathy, according to  clinical trial data published online by The Journal of Pain.

Investigators at the University of California, Davis Medical Center conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study evaluating the analgesic efficacy of vaporized cannabis in 39 subjects, the majority of whom were experiencing neuropathic pain despite traditional treatment. Subjects inhaled cannabis of either moderate THC (3.53 percent), low dose THC (1.29 percent), or zero THC (placebo). Subjects continued to take all other concurrent medications as per their normal routine during the 3- to 4-week study period. Spontaneous pain relief, the primary outcome variable, was assessed by asking participants to indicate the intensity of their current pain on a 100-mm visual analog scale…

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2 thoughts on “Study: Vaporized, Low-Potency Cannabis Reduces Problematic Nerve Pain

    • I’m not sure how it would interfere with my current meds, I need to do some more research. The only thing I can think of it doing is making me extra sleepy. If I use it sparingly it it might work.

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