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Treating Neuropathic Pain with Cannabis: Pro and Con

In a debate-style session at the World Congress on Pain in 2014, Dr. Mark Ware and Dr. Andrew S.C. Rice focused on the safety and efficacy of marijuana for neuropathic pain.  The spread of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain is welcome to some people, and alarming to others.  On the plus side, marijuana, or cannabis, has a long history of use and some evidence of benefits – many patients swear by the herb to relieve their pain, and physicians see it helping those who have few other options.  To others, medical marijuana – which lacks both standardized formulations and rigorous clinical testing – represents a challenging deviation from the ideal of evidence-based medicine. READ MORE

Source: Pain Research Forum