Many people experience chronic pain or pain that lasts for an extended period. Experts are constantly researching new methods of pain relief and new medication options. One area of interest is the use of cannabis products as a method of pain relief.
In the UK, medical cannabis was approved in November 2018, leading many patients to believe that the medicine would now be available on the NHS.
Purpose of review: 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.
The production, cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis will no longer be banned in Switzerland after a commission investigating the drug said the laws should be changed, Swiss news outlet Blick reported on Tuesday.
Legislative negotiators and leaders have agreed on a draft of medical marijuana legislation, and are anticipated to ask Gov.
Cannabis is thought to have been cultivated by humans for a number of uses for around 12,000 years.
Dr Andrew Agius, Medical Director at the Pain Clinic, speaks to HEQ about the benefits of cannabis in treating chronic pain.