Age-Related Pain: 91% of Patients Report Using Fewer or No Opiates After Beginning Marijuana Therapy

Of the respondents that had used both cannabis and opiates for pain, 91% reported that they used fewer or no opiates after beginning cannabis therapy; 63% reported quitting opiates altogether Continue reading Age-Related Pain: 91% of Patients Report Using Fewer or No Opiates After Beginning Marijuana Therapy

Cannabis: A Healthier Alternative for Chronic Pain

Cannabis’ effectiveness at treating chronic pain depends on the person, and the condition. Chronic knee pain from a sports injury may need to be treated differently than chronic pain related to diabetes. Continue reading Cannabis: A Healthier Alternative for Chronic Pain

Using Cannabis Oil on Your Skin

“Abundant distribution of cannabinoid receptors on skin nerve fibers and mast cells provides implications for an anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive action of cannabinoid receptor agonists.” (source) “It seems that the main physiological function of the cutaneous ECS is to constitutively control the proper and well-balanced proliferation, differentiation and survival, as well as immune competence and/or tolerance, of skin cells.” (source) Continue reading Using Cannabis Oil on Your Skin

Cannabinoids in the Management of Chronic Nonmalignant Neuropathic Pain

Cannabinoid therapies (including whole-plant) may be an effective treatment option for chronic pain, and have the potential to work as an add-on therapies to help reduce patients’ opioid dosages. In some anecdotal cases, whole-plant cannabis has been reported to be able to fully replace opioid use (although these results should not be expected). Continue reading Cannabinoids in the Management of Chronic Nonmalignant Neuropathic Pain

Microdosing: A New Way To Medicate With Marijuana?

Micro-dosing isn’t new. Its the method of giving yourself the minimum amount of a substance needed to reach a desired effect. Marijuana doses vary person to person. You also have to factor in the natural variables that come with different strains and cannabinoid profiles. Continue reading Microdosing: A New Way To Medicate With Marijuana?

The Best Strains of Marijuana For Pain Relief

Both of the most common compounds in marijuana ease pain. Believe it or not, research is showing that marijuana may interact with your pain-signaling cells. Both THC and CBD are strong anti-inflammatories. They also interact with other pain systems in your body. Continue reading The Best Strains of Marijuana For Pain Relief

Here’s What Happens If You Smoke Cannabis For A Year to Relieve Chronic Pain

After the one-year study, patients reported a significant reduction of discomfort and an increased quality of life in (aka, they were a lot happier because they weren’t in as much pain, prior to the cannabis use), when compared to the control group. Continue reading Here’s What Happens If You Smoke Cannabis For A Year to Relieve Chronic Pain