Smoking Cannabis Reduces Pain, Helps Sleep And Improves Mood For Those With Chronic Symptoms

“For patients with chronic (long-term) neuropathic pain, smoking cannabis was found to reduce symptoms of pain, improve mood and help sleep, a report published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Journal Association) revealed. When damage or dysfunction of the nervous system results in chronic neuropathic pain, patients have few treatment options, such as antidepressants, local anesthetics, anticonvulsants or opioids. However, these medications often have undesirable side effects and do not work for everybody.

The authors inform that oral cannabinoids have been effective in reducing the symptoms of some types of pain. However, they many have different effects and risks compared to smoked cannabis.

Investigators from McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University carried out a randomized, controlled trial to determine the analgesic effect of smoked cannabis in 21 patients, aged 18 years or more, all of them with chronic neuropathic pain. THC levels (drug potencies) were divided into 2.5%, 6% and 9.4%. Some participants also received a placebo (0%).

The researchers inform that there was a correlation between increased THC content and better sleep quality. Symptoms of depression and/or anxiety were also reduced at 9.5% THC level.”

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  1. I have tried literally about 10 different types of anti depressant medications with no success. I am at my wits end. The Dr. that prescribes my medication for depression agrees that Marijuana would be the BEST medicine for most of his patients but unfortunately Alabama is a State that doesn’t allow MM to be prescribed. I am so DEPRESSED and if I could move to a State that has legalized Marijuana I would in a heart beat, however, I am on a fixed budget and my family lives here in Alabama. I can only wish that one day soon our Federal Government will understand that Marijuana can help so many people . If anyone reading my comment has ever suffered DEPRESSION then I am sure you can relate to what I am saying. Thank you for taking the time to read my comment and a SPECIAL THANKS to the publisher of this website…..

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