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The use of dangerous Opioids in Chronic Pain patients is taking a big toll. But Cannabinoids can save them from the Darkness of these dangerous drugs.

Chronic Pain

Frequency of cannabis and illicit opioid use among people who use drugs and report chronic pain: A longitudinal analysis. (2019)

Abstract

Ecological research suggests that increased access to cannabis may facilitate reductions in opioid use and harms, and medical cannabis patients describe the substitution of opioids with cannabis for pain management. However, there is a lack of research using individual-level data to explore this question[…]

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Lake S, Walsh Z, Kerr T, Cooper ZD, Buxton J, Wood E, Ware MA, Milloy MJ.

British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada. Department of Anesthesia, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Smoked cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain: a randomized controlled trial. (2010)

Abstract

Chronic neuropathic pain affects 1%-2% of the adult population and is often refractory to standard pharmacologic treatment. Patients with chronic pain have reported using smoked cannabis to relieve pain, improve sleep and improve mood[..]

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Ware MA, Wang T, Shapiro S, Robinson A, Ducruet T, Huynh T, Gamsa A, Bennett GJ, Collet JP.

Department of Anesthesia, McGill University, Montréal, Que. mark.ware@muhc.mcgill.ca

Role of the cannabinoid system in pain control and therapeutic implications for the management of acute and chronic pain episodes. (2006)

Abstract

Cannabis extracts and synthetic cannabinoids are still widely considered illegal substances. Preclinical and clinical studies have suggested that they may result useful to treat diverse diseases, including those related with acute or chronic pain. The discovery of cannabinoid receptors, their endogenous ligands[…]

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Manzanares J, Julian M, Carrascosa A.

Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernandez-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Apartado de correos 18, 03550 Sant Joan d’Alacant, Spain. jmanzanares@umh.es

Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Pain. (2017)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide the most up-to-date scientific evidence of the potential analgesic effects, or lack thereof, of the marijuana plant (cannabis) or cannabinoids, and of safety or tolerability of their long-term use[…]

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Romero-Sandoval EA, Kolano AL, Alvarado-Vázquez PA.

Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Mechanisms Laboratory, Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1 Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC, 27157, USA. earomero.sandoval@gmail.com. Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, 307 N. Broad St, Clinton, SC, 29325, USA. Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Mechanisms Laboratory, Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1 Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC, 27157, USA.

The Effects of Cannabis Among Adults With Chronic Pain and an Overview of General Harms: A Systematic Review. (2017)

Abstract

Cannabis is increasingly available for the treatment of chronic pain, yet its efficacy remains uncertain. The purpose of this study is to review the benefits of plant-based cannabis preparations for treating chronic pain in adults and the harms of cannabis use in chronic pain and general adult populations[…]

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Nugent SM, Morasco BJ, O’Neil ME, Freeman M, Low A, Kondo K, Elven C, Zakher B, Motu’apuaka M, Paynter R, Kansagara D.

From VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

Cannabis for Chronic Pain: Challenges and Considerations. (2018)

Abstract

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has found substantial evidence that cannabis (plant) is effective for the treatment of chronic pain in adults, and moderate evidence that oromucosal cannabinoids (extracts, especially nabiximols) improve short-term sleep disturbances in chronic pain[…]

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Romero-Sandoval EA, Fincham JE, Kolano AL, Sharpe BN, Alvarado-Vázquez PA.

Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Mechanisms Laboratory, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, Clinton, South Carolina.

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