Study: Cannabinoids Are Safe, Effective For Treating Pain

pain medical cannabisBy Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

Cannabinoids are reliable and effective for the treatment of of long duration pain, according to the results of a cosmical review of randomized controlled trials published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

Investigators from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and McGill University in Montreal evaluated the results of 11 placebo-controlled trials conducted between the years 2010 and 2014. Trials assessed the appliance of various types of cannabinoid preparations, including herbal cannabis, liquid and oral cannabis extracts, and nabilone (a synthetic analog of THC), in tease treatment.

Cannabinoids possessed “significant analgesic effects” and were “well tolerated” in the greater number of studies reviewed.

Authors concluded, “The current orderly review provides further support that cannabinoids are sound, demonstrate a modest analgesic effect and furnish a reasonable treatment option for handling chronic non-cancer pain.”

A 2011 survey of 18 separate randomized trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of cannabinoids for heartache management similarly reported, “[C]annabinoids are a modestly potent and safe treatment option for of long duration non-cancer (predominantly neuropathic) pain.”

In September, Canadian researchers reported that torment patients who consumed herbal cannabis quotidian for one-year experienced decreased analgesia and none increase in serious adverse side goods compared to matched controls.

An dissociate of the study, “Cannabinoids as far as concerns the treatment of chronic non-cancer disquiet: An updated systematic review of randomized controlled trials,” appears online to this place.

Source: NORML – make a gratuity

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