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August 30, 2010

McGill Univ. Chronic Pain Treatment with Marijuana

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 1:47 pm

While the article report only a modest decrease in pain, one has to remember that for chroinc pain suffers even a “modest” reduction can be a huge gain and then there is the additional aspect that sleep was improved.

Full Article at: Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain
By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: August 30, 2010
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

“Smoking marijuana modestly reduced pain and other symptoms of chronic neuropathic pain, results of a small randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed.

The most potent dose used reduced average daily pain scores by 0.7 points on an 11-point scale (5.4 versus 6.1 with placebo, 95% confidence interval for difference 0.02 to 1.4), according to Mark A. Ware, MBBS, of McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues.

Those who smoked weed with 9.4% of the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) also reported sleeping better, the researchers reported online in CMAJ.”

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