What is Pain?
Pain is a common side effect of many different ailments and conditions, and it is predominantly treated today with opiates.
How can marijuana help?
For those who want pain relief without the negative side effects of opiates such as nausea, depression, physical dependence, and withdrawal, marijuana can be used as a viable alternative. Cannabis contains phytocannabinoids, and react with the CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body, pain can be decreased. In specific, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis patients rely on medical cannabis to mitigate their chronic pain. Cannabinoid-based therapy has proven to be effective at relieving neuropathic pain, as well. Patients looking for an alternative to opiates should note that marijuana could be used to help minimize pain and withdrawal symptoms after reducing the use of opiates.