Australian researchers find no evidence that cannabis helps with chronic pain

This may come off as a bit of a roadblock within the now surging legal marijuana market, but it is a piece of news worth sharing. It seems that in a study by Australia-based researchers found no evidence that cannabis is effective as a treatment for people who are suffering from non-cancer pain. The study is a long-term one and the finding seems to be that cannabis has little to no effect on chronic pain.

Of course, this is but a temporary setback. After all, for people suffering from chronic pain, the study also found that a single effective treatment may not exactly be feasible.

 

An Australian study of 1,500 people revealed no strong findings supporting the use of cannabis in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has been speculation that using cannabis for pain may allow people to reduce their prescribed opioid use but research has been limited until now. The latest study shows there is unlikely to be a single effective treatment.

 

Via Business Insider
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