Researchers from Montreal and Vancouver have confirmed yet again that cannabis is safe and effective at relieving chronic pain. The study involved 215 adults who used medical marijuana for a year, of which 141 were current cannabis users and 58 were ex-consumers, and a control group of 216 patients who didn’t use cannabis at all. Those who received cannabis were given a flower with 12.5% THC and were allowed to consume it however they preferred, with most choosing to inhale or vaporize it. After the year-long study ended, patients who consumed cannabis reported a significant decrease in discomfort and an enhanced quality of life in comparison to the control group. Additionally, cannabis consumers did not experience a greater risk of side effects, and there was no change in cognitive abilities. Cannabis consumers also reported a reduction in anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
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