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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).



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.


Written by tldegray

July 12, 2010 at 12:45 am

Posted in Chronic Pain

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