A new study published in the Journal of Pain Research has determined oral cannabis is safe and effective at managing chronic pain. Using a group of 600 patients mostly over the age of 60, Italian researchers conducted a retrospective case series analysis that looked at using cannabinoids in the form of infused tea to treat intractable pain. They reported that subjects did not complain of severe side effects, and few discontinued treatment. Researchers concluded, “[I]t can be stated that the treatment seems to be effective and safe in the majority of patients.”
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