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Cannabis cuts chronic pain.

In a small Canadian study, Dr Mark Ware has found that smoked cannabis reduces chronic pain, improves mood and helps sleep.

25mg herbal cannabis with 9.4% THC, administered as a single smoked inhalation three times daily for five days, significantly reduces average pain intensity compared with a 0% THC cannabis placebo in adult subjects with chronic neuropathic pain.

This is one of only a handful of studies on smoked cannabis and neuropathic pain. The authors recommend more studies with higher potencies of THC, longer duration of follow-up and flexible dosing. Long-term safety studies of smoked cannabis for medical purposes are also needed.

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August 30, 2010 - Posted by | Cannabis, Mark Ware, Pain

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