A new research review has determined medical marijuana may be able to reduce chronic nerve pain, or neuropathy, in patients with diabetes. However, in the study, which was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, researchers found less evidence that cannabis helps treat other types of pain or PTSD. Dr. Sachin Patel at the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital in Nashville claims, “That doesn’t mean that it’s not, it just means we don’t have that evidence right now.” The authors also call for more substantial studies to better understand the effects of cannabis for pain or PTSD.
This study follows a report from the National Academy of Sciences that claims marijuana effectively treats chronic pain, manages muscle spasms from MS, and reduces nausea from chemotherapy. This information has been provided by High Times and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.