Marijuana, Narcotics Help Patients Reduce Chronic Pain

December 16th, 2011

University of California San Francisco has published a study reporting that medical marijuana, in combination with certain opiates,¬† can safely and effectively help diminish chronic pain in sufferers. The group tested cannabinoids inhaled through a vaporizer in combination with morphine and oxycodone, which had the effect of further reducing pain in the patients by 33% and 20% respectively. The doctors who created this study find it upsetting that after sixteen years of medical marijuana being available to the “sick and dying” in California, the elderly and the sick still have problems finding access. All involved called for further research on the drug to see what other medical properties it might have.

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