Clinical Trial: Vaporized Cannabis Efficacious In Treating Neuropathy

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According to data published in The Journal of Pain from a placebo-controlled clinical trial, vaporized herbal cannabis reduces neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injuries. In the study, which took place at the University of California, San Diego, UC Davis, and the Sacramento VA Medical Center, investigators evaluated the effects of vaporized cannabis on 42 neuropathic pain patients who did not respond to conventional analgesic therapies. Participants inhaled four puffs of either 6.7% THC, 2.9% THC, or a placebo without THC, and then repeated this four hours later. Both low and moderate doses of THC provided significant pain relief in study participants, and investigators concluded, "The present study complements previous investigative work that cannabis is a promising treatment in selected pain syndromes caused by injury or disease of the nervous system."

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