How Does Medical Marijuana Help With and Treat Chronic Pain?

In today’s world, chronic pain has become common since it is associated with many medical conditions, including cancer, heart diseases, HIV/AIDS, past surgery, back injury, arthritis, migraine or infection and diabetes etc. In the United States of America, for instance, chronic pain is one of the leading causes of long term disability.

Even though most marijuana-based products are yet to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), marijuana is increasingly becoming a popular alternative to traditional pain relieving medications, especially opioids.

There is anecdotal evidence which suggests that marijuana and its compounds are helpful in the relief of some types of pains. Research has actually proven that both THC and CBD which are substances in cannabis do not only provide an effective relief from pain, but can equally be a safer choice than conventional medicine.

It is worthy to note that the efficacy of medical cannabis as analgesic lies in the endocannabinoid system, which is known to play a key role in how the human body regulates as well as manages pain. Even though …Read More

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