A pain management doctor shares what impact cannabis has on his patients

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Patients who use medicinal cannabis to be assessed for changes in quality-of-life outcomes Do cannabis terpenes and THC have a role to play in reducing opioid pain meds? One of the most major findings was in a recent published study, entitled, The Role of Cannabidiol (CBD) in Chronic Pain Management: An Assessment of Current Evidence. While research is ongoing with cannabis and CBD’s effects on pain, it’s important for physicians to stay updated on research that offers patients new approaches. With stringent new regulations on prescribing opioids in the U.S., some pain doctors are looking to alternative medicines beyond pills and patches to help patients cope with their symptoms. Cannabis-based medicines may provide pain management providers with more effective, innovative, and safer alternatives to treat pain.” Are any new/recent studies available to show marijuana and CBD’s effectiveness? “A few recent studies have given greater confidence to consider including cannabis in pain therapies.

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With stringent new regulations on prescribing opioids in the U.S., some pain doctors are looking to alternative medicines beyond pills and patches to help patients cope with their symptoms. Some doctors are focusing on prevention and early intervention, but many are still struggling to offer alternative medicines for individuals seeking relief from short-term or long-term pain.

Certain studies have demonstrated the ability of cannabis to decrease pain in some patients with a long-term symptoms or elevate the quality of life for those...

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