How Effective is Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain Relief?

 Photo Credit: Medicinal Marijuana Association

Photo Credit: Medicinal Marijuana Association

According to a study conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), there is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis and cannabinoids effectively treat chronic pain. Cannabis was proven most effective for treating chronic pain associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) or chemotherapy. Additionally, cannabis and its cannabinoids helped to manage the muscle spasms associated with MS and the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy treatments. Researchers have determined THC and CBD are the most favorable cannabis compounds for pain relief, and our bodies naturally receive and interact with cannabinoids using receptors within the endocannabinoid system in order to produce optimal pain relief.  

This information has been provided by the Medicinal Marijuana Association and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.