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Can Weed Help with Pain Management? Exploring the Benefits

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Discover the potential benefits of cannabis for pain relief and more.

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A growing number of adults ages 65 and older are turning to cannabis to treat and manage their pain. While many individuals endorse its effectiveness in providing relief, there is still ongoing debate and research on the subject. Medical weed is often prescribed for cancer pain, other chronic pain, and anxiety. Research suggests it may improve quality of life for some individuals suffering from these conditions.

Are you using — or considering using — marijuana to help with anxiety, pain, muscle spasms, nausea during pregnancy, poor sleep and more? The idea of using cannabis as medicine is becoming ever more popular. And as states like Minnesota widen access by legalizing recreational cannabis, the conversation around its potential benefits continues to grow.

The Journal of Clinical Medicine review explores cannabis as a self-management strategy for endometriosis pain, revealing its potential to provide relief for individuals struggling with this condition. However, there is some evidence that cannabis is an effective short-term pain reliever but long-term users may experience more pain.

The benefits of cannabis might include alleviating anxiety and treating seizures. Learn about what forms of cannabis are riskier than others, and how to use it safely for pain management. The cannabis component CBD can alleviate acute dental pain and may provide an equally effective, far safer alternative to opioids for pain relief.

Without the intoxicating properties of its cousin delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) can provide the human body with a natural remedy for pain and other health issues. As more research is conducted on the potential benefits of cannabis, individuals are turning to this plant for relief in a variety of forms, from oils to edibles.

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