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An Introduction to Marijuana for Chronic Pain

Man experiencing back pain

What’s All the Hype About Marijuana Use for Chronic Pain?

Connecticut recently approved chronic pain as a qualifying condition for using medical marijuana. According to a 2019 study, more than 62% of people who use marijuana use it to treat chronic pain. Between the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD and the effects of THC, these compounds work together in an “entourage effect.” They partner together for significantly stronger efficacy than just hemp-derived CBD.

Chronic Pain Tops Medical Marijuana Use

Researchers in the 2019 study reviewed state registry databases to determine what medical conditions registered patients were using medical marijuana for. While they looked at data from more than 20 states, 15 states actually reported which conditions patients were treating.

Comparing this data to a 2017 report published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, chronic pain stood out as the number one reason patients used medical marijuana.

What Marijuana Research Means for You...

Because marijuana use continues to be controversial, studies like the one mentioned are significant. It becomes important however, that research in Connecticut looking at the various strains produced by our growers be supported.

Fine Fettle is committed to actively participating in medical marijuana research. Pain, chronic or otherwise, is very subjective. Our clinically trained pharmacists will work with you to determine which product will provide the relief that you are seeking for your pain.

Our Connecticut medical marijuana dispensaries are respectful, friendly, safe, and education-oriented. Our number one goal is to provide you with the medication you need and give you the knowledge and resources to best understand how marijuana can be a part of your medical routine for chronic pain or otherwise.

Source: Qualifying Conditions Of Medical Cannabis License Holders In The United States

Kevin F. Boehnke, Saurav Gangopadhyay, Daniel J. Clauw, Rebecca L. Haffajee

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