Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Mitigates Pain, Reduces Opioid Use

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Mitigates Pain, Reduces Opioid Use

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — The daily, long-term use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain.

Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel evaluated the use of cannabis on pain in a cohort of 176 patients, each of whom had been previously unresponsive to all conventional pain medications. Subjects inhaled THC-dominant cannabis daily (up to 20 grams per…

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