Marijuana Shows Positive Pain Relief Results In New Study
August 30, 2010
Canada (ChattahBox) – Canadian researchers have conducted the first full study that looks at the affects of marijuana on neuropathic pain, through the use of smoking it from pipes.
The study was conducted through McGill University, and it studied the use of marijuana with various percentages of the active ingredient THC. The patients used it by smoking it through pipes on their own time from home, and recording the use and effect on their chronic pain.
Each patient had suffered from either a post-traumatic nerve pain (such as through a major injury), or a post-surgical nerve pain. In all cases, the use of marijuana with a 10% THC rate was found the most beneficial, with less aid the smaller the amount.
They also reported being less moody and able to sleep more easily.
The study marks a major milestone for proving that cannabis has a marked affect on pain, and can be used as a cheap, easy pain reliever. However, more testing must be done to study the long term affects.
The study has been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.