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Is Cannabis as Effective as Opiates for Treating Pain?

www.DoctorOz.com 3/18/2015 For patients suffering from severe chronic pain their choices are limited. Medical marijuana may be an alternative to prescription opioid painkillers.  In fact states that allow medical cannabis have lower rates of opioid use.  Read more

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NFL Players Turn to Medical Cannabis for Pain

  One challenge the NFL faces is how to bring marijuana into the game as a pain reliever without condoning its use as a recreational drug. And facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of former players complaining about the effects of prescription painkillers they say were pushed on them by team trainers and…

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Cannabis: A treatment for Lyme Symptoms

Jay Reighley, a practitioner at Integr8 Health in Falmouth, Maine, recommends patients suffering from Lyme disease to try medical cannabis for its symptom-management and potential disease-modifying effects.   She believes cannabis to be a safer alternative to the opioids, benzodiazepines, neuroleptics and sometimes NSAIDs that are often used to manage Lyme symptoms. In addition to the treatment…

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Marijuana Treatment for Neuropathic Pain, Study Shows

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group study published in this month’s issue of the European Journal of Pain, and published online early by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis can significantly reduce pain and improve sleep in those with neuropathic pain. For the study; “303 patients with PNP (peripheral neuropathic pain) associated with allodynia were screened; 128 were…

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