Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Does marijuana really relieve pain?

Does marijuana really relieve pain?

From Canada.com, a new study proves scientifically that marijuana relieves pain.  Of course, authorities in the US have suspected this for a long time now, which is why the US government has not approved any study that would settle the question once and for all.  Good thing Canada has a bit more sense...

An excerpt:

The use of marijuana for a few carefully selected medical conditions has generated heated discussion, pitting those who favour legalization against those who warn about the undesired consequences of wider availability. Absent from much of the debate so far, however, is scientific evidence to establish whether marijuana really works to relieve chronic pain; and if it does, whether it does so in a manner that is distinct from simply providing the well-known high that has made it a popular recreational but illicit drug. This edition of HealthWatch takes a closer look at the burden of chronic pain and a recent study that has received a great deal of attention

Follow the link to read the rest...

48 comments:

  1. Another good reason to legalize it, I tried to find some alternatives, and I found Kava, but It didn't work as I expected. Good information, I'm tracking your posts every day.

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  2. Another reason it should be legalized and taxed to hell

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  3. Marijuana is such a harmless herb... free the ganja

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  4. mm and tested so if you leave me in an absent state

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  5. it does, which is why it should be ok for medicinal use

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  6. It's been known for a while that cannabis has analgesic properties, stemming mainly from the modulation of descending inhibitory inputs from the brainstem to the spinal nociceptive neurons, but also through regulation of CB1.

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  7. Yeah, i suppose it does. But so does morphine.

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  8. Yes it does, someone in my familly was caught with cancer, and smoked some weed to feel better

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  9. marijuana absolutely relieves pain. anyone who claims otherwise is just ignorant.

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  10. The fate of the Spanish, is that we can smoke it anywhere we want :P

    but for medical reasons hahahahahah

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  11. I wonder whether it relieves psychological pain. There's a lot of opposing theories, but I always thought it did.

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  12. good things that there are brought more facts to the field.

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  13. Hey there - You just got a new follower!

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  14. My personal experience with Mary Jane is that it does relieve pain and lowers fever.
    Just an overall awesome natural medicine, but with little or no side-effects.

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  15. I've tried mary few times to relieve pain, it did not help as I was expecting but it did make me forget I was in pain :D

    and that counts also.. I think :D

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  16. It will hopefully be legalized in Cali in november

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  17. i have a slight back problem but when im high i dont notice my back hurting as much. but its not ever time i smoke does it go away. some strains might be better than others for pain relief.

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  18. it sure cure mental pain that's for sure.

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  19. Many illegal drugs have good effects on the body, it's the potential for abuse that makes them dangerous.

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  20. that shit makes you dumb...and forgetful so ya its gonna make you for the the pain while your high...

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  21. It should be legalized and taxed.

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  22. i wish i lived in canada. really wanna move there one day.

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  23. Yes, it makes it makes u happy :)

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  24. Not sure about marijuana, but I know of a few green plants that definitely alleviate stress ; )

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  25. it helps relieve stress from the daily grind

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  26. no idea, i'll hack my leg off and try it then

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  27. I'm sure it does to some extent, nothing like Codeine though.

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  28. <<< It's always been considered good headicine by this fella

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  29. I still prefer regular pain killers :3

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  30. does it count as legal if my girlfriend is a "pain" in my ass? ;]

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  31. ill just take some generic pain killer

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  32. methinks we need to go ahead and legalize this worldwide...

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  33. I'm betting pot will be legal by 2020

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  34. Don't understand why they don't just fund some research, skew the results, and make most people shut up. I mean they do it for everything else already.

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  35. I myself do not smoke, yet I`m compleatly pro legalization it would only help the quality of the stuff on the market IMO

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  36. Well I could really use with some right now.

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