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Medical marijuana for nerve pain.

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A new compound similar to the active component of marijuana (cannabis) might provide effective pain relief without the mental and physical side effects of cannabis, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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The reason why this is so great, is that the drugs commonly prescribed for nerve pain are not primarily made to deal with nerve pain (they are anti-convulsants and anti-depressants) or have debilitating side-effects (chronic fatigue, brain fog, and addiction in the case of opiates). To have a drug that treats your pain without any of those side-effects would be wonderful.

Here’s hoping this is another step in the direction of medical marijuana for all who need it.

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Written by tldegray

July 12, 2010 at 12:45 am

Posted in Chronic Pain

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