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WE SEARCHED THROUGH MANY CREDIBLE RESOURCES TO FIND YOU THESE VALUABLE STATEMENTS. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS PROVIDED BY MEDICAL ASSOCIALTIONS, UNIVERSITES, THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND MORE!

“Cannabis is an extremely safe and effective medication for many patients with chronic pain.” (11)

“Cannabinoids found in cannabis have applications in managing chronic pain, muscle spasticity, cachexia, and other debilitating conditions.” (4)

“Currently, pain relief is by far the most common condition for which physicians recommend the use of cannabis.” (4)

“Cannabinoids have the capacity for analgesia through neuromodulation in ascending and descending pain pathways, neuroprotection, and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.” (4)

o  “Doctors in Colorado and researchers at Stanford University have collected summaries of patient histories suggesting positive impact of CBD in children with epilepsy.” (11)

“Small doses of smoked cannabis may improve pain, mood and sleep in some patients with chronic pain.” (8)

“Doses of vaporized cannabis reduced neuropathic pain” (11)

“Pain relief associated with both THC and CBD was significantly superior to placebo. Impaired bladder control; muscle spasms and spasticity were improved by cannabis in some patients.” (9)

“Smoked cannabis three times a day reduced neuropathic pain and improved sleep” (11)

“A single inhalation of 25 mg of 9.4% tetrahydrocannabinol herbal cannabis three times daily for five days reduced the intensity of pain, improved sleep and was well tolerated.” (2)

“Patients reported 64% average decrease in chronic pain after using cannabis” (11)

“Studies have long shown that people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine” (10)

“A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids – the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana.”(1)

“Research has shown that cannabis enhances the pain relief of opioids while reducing nausea.” (6)

“Researchers have found that cannabinoids such as THC work in concert with opiate-based painkillers to increase their effectiveness, particularly in neuropathic pain, allowing patients to reduce their opiate dosage.” (5)

“Pain patients, who receive opioids, experience better pain relief if they also take cannabis.” (9)

“Patients may benefit from the cannabis-opioid combination by being able to reduce their use of the opioids and the side effects they cause.” (6)

“Cannabis is relatively non-addicting and has the best safety record of any known pain medication (no deaths attributed to overdose or direct effects of medication)” (11)

“Studies have long shown that people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine” (10)

“A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids – the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana.”(1)

“Research has shown that cannabis enhances the pain relief of opioids while reducing nausea.” (6)

“Researchers have found that cannabinoids such as THC work in concert with opiate-based painkillers to increase their effectiveness, particularly in neuropathic pain, allowing patients to reduce their opiate dosage.” (5)

“Pain patients, who receive opioids, experience better pain relief if they also take cannabis.” (9)

“Patients may benefit from the cannabis-opioid combination by being able to reduce their use of the opioids and the side effects they cause.” (6)

“Cannabis is relatively non-addicting and has the best safety record of any known pain medication (no deaths attributed to overdose or direct effects of medication)” (11)

REFERENCES

The University of California San Francisco
https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2011/12/11077/ucsf-study-finds-medical-marijuana-could-help-patients-reduce-pain-opiates

The Canadian Medical Association
http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2010/08/30/cmaj.091414.full.pdf+html
http://norml.org/library/item/chronic-pain#4

Americans for Safe Access
http://www.safeaccessnow./medical_cannabis_research_what_does_the_evidence_say#Clinical

National Center for Biotechnology Information
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10612710
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12185373

The Cornerstone Research Collective
http://cornerstonecollective.com/cannabinoid-opioid-interaction-in-chronic-pain-a-review/

CBD Science, Leading Cannabinoid Research and Development
http://www.cbdscience.com/thca-tetrahydrocannabinolic-acid.html

Oxford Centre for Enablement
http://www.cannabis-med.org/studies/study.php

The American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/chemotherapyeffects/marijuana-and-cancer

Statements from Apr. 2014 study titled “Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis: A Patient Survey”
Statements from Feb. 2013 study titled “Low Dose Vaporized Cannabis Significantly Improves Neuropathic Pain”
Statements from Aug. 30, 2010 study titled “Smoked Cannabis for Chronic Neuropathic”