Medical Marijuana for Pain Relief

Many people are turning to medical marijuana as a way to relieve their chronic pain. Indica strains, particularly those that are high in CBD, are considered the best medical marijuana for pain relief. The combination of THC and CBD produces the best results for headaches, neuropathy, joint pain, etc. Medical marijuana is also used to treat nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms that accompany chronic pain.

Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Cannabis is a natural, non-addictive alternative to many prescription drugs for the treatment of chronic pain and has been proven to treat chronic pain and nausea without the negative side effects of other pain medications. Cannabis has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

When administered via inhalation, cannabis can relieve chronic pain faster than when ingested orally, usually taking 15 to 30 minutes to reach maximum effect. However, the benefits of inhaled cannabis only last for two to three hours. Oral ingestion may be the best method for using cannabis for chronic pain treatment. Drops of cannabis oil under the tongue produce pain-relieving effects in 15 to 30 minutes. Edibles and capsules take 60 to 90 minutes to have an effect as they must pass through the liver and be metabolized before the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream.

Medical Marijuana Strains for Back Pain

Cannabis is being used increasingly by those suffering from back pain, including surgical patients, especially to decrease the use of opioids and the risk of opioid dependence. Some medical marijuana strains for back pain include Critical Mass, Granddaddy Purple, Blue Dream.

Medical Marijuana for Pain Relief