Can Cannabis Help With Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is the most common reason people turn to medical marijuana. According to a 2019 study, two-thirds of medical cannabis patients in the US listed pain as their qualifying condition.

Thanks to the lifting of cannabis prohibitions and advances in medical research, we now have a solid body of clinical evidence that medical marijuana preparations work for various types of chronic pain. 

Many of those medical studies demonstrate that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain — from cancer, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, arthritismigraine, and others.

That research is welcome news for sufferers for several reasons. Firstly, chronic pain conditions don’t always respond to standard treatment. Secondly, marijuana has less serious side effects than many prescription pain medications, including a much lower risk of addiction and almost zero risk of fatal overdose.

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