Oral Cannabis Ineffective In Treating Acute Pain, Study Finds

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 08:21 in Health & Medicine

Oral cannabis (a form of medical marijuana) not only failed to alleviate certain types of pain in human volunteers but, surprisingly, it instead caused increased sensitivity to some forms of pain. Researchers evaluated the analgesic potency of orally administered cannabis extract that included its main psychoactive component, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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