Patients with chronic pain who use marijuana every day, in a study report that has been done for 1 year, reported experiencing pain reduction and improved quality of life and did not experience serious side effects, according to clinical data published online before being published in Journal of Pain.
Researchers at McGill University in Montreal examined long-term health conditions in 215 medical marijuana users for non-cancer chronic pain who consumed standard daily doses of marijuana (12.5% THC) and those with 215 other chronic pain sufferers who did not use marijuana. The study was approved by the Canadian Department of Health to be able to legally use Medical Cannabis, averaging 2.5 grams per day, usually consumed by inhalation or evaporation.
The researchers report that daily cannabis consumers do not have a greater risk than those who do not use marijuana and experience ‘serious side effects’. Specifically, the researchers identified no apparent change in the cognitive abilities of consumers, lung function, or the way their blood works within a year of consuming marijuana.
Some of the medical marijuana patients in this study reported adverse effects such as a cough, dizziness, and paranoia compared to patients who did not use medical marijuana, …