Marijuana has been shown in studies to be a safe and effective treatment for a variety of pains, which is likely why many individuals are switching from prescription medicines to the non-addictive herb. However, in today’s more pro-pot environment, traditional pain medicine still has a role.
In fact, there is hope if you reside in one of the states in America where marijuana is legal and you suffer from chronic pain. Cannabis has been shown in several trials to treat chronic pain by lowering inflammation, relaxing muscles, and aiding sleep, all of which are important aspects of pain treatment. Cannabis may not completely relieve pain like certain powerful medicines, but this is really to the patient’s benefit since if they go about their everyday lives oblivious to their pain, they may sustain greater harm. Read the full story, When to Use Painkillers or Marijuana.
This article by Kyle Jaeger was originally published by attn.com on July 15, 2016.