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Medicinal cannabis NOT effective at relieving chronic pain

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A 4-year prospective cohort study published by researchers in The Lancet looks at the effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids and finds that participants who used cannabis had a greater pain severity score, greater pain interference score, lower pain self-efficacy scores, and greater generalised anxiety disorder severity scores than those who did not.

The researchers found no evidence of a temporal relationship between cannabis use and pain severity or pain interference, and no evidence that cannabis use reduced prescribed opioid use or increased rates of opioid discontinuation.

Read more via The Lancet: here.

 
ResearchRuby Reed