Can Marijuana Help Chronic Pain? | Marijuana

Can Marijuana Help Chronic Pain? | Marijuana

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Chronic pain’s a big problem in our country, in the United States and around the world. It can lead to loss of functional work opportunities. It can lead to depression. It can, people take long acting, long term medicines that can potentially cause lethality if used in a high dose, could cause constipation, that cause itching, that cause hypogonadism. All of these problems are from the use of opioids which are derived from the opium poppy which are mainstays in the treatment of chronic pain.

The problems with chronic pain are that it’s disabling and also that the treatments for it can also come with a whole host of very difficult severe to mild side effects. But it turns out that marijuana also is effective in numerous chronic pain syndromes, has been shown in actual clinical studies, controlled trials, especially nerve-type chronic pain syndromes where you have damage to a nerve or some type of situation going on where a nerve-type pain is going out of control and going on for more than three months. And it turns out that if you smoke cannabis, in clinical studies, compared to a placebo cannabis, you can get greater than 30 to 40 percent reduction of pain in a large percentage of those subjects compared to placebo. That’s been shown over and over.

And then in the basic studies where they use animals and try to, like, develop models for pain, every model that you develop for pain in those models, cannabis or cannabinoids relieves pain. So it’s really a natural or well-established pain relieving compound. In some cases, you might be able to reduce. If you use cannabis or marijuana in your pain treatment you can reduce the risk of other treatments that may be more toxic. In some cases you can go off of all other treatments. I’ve seen patients like that.

I’ve written up some review articles like in the Clinical Journal of Pain called Cannabinergic Pain Medicine as a whole field of subfield in pain itself relies on the system in the body that’s called the cannabinoid system that actually helps to send pain signals up and down in the body and actually helps our natural pain, one of our natural pain suppressing systems. And also, these different compounds called cannabinoids in cannabis that have been shown to relieve pain. It’s itself a whole field in pain.

So in clinical journals of pain it turns out that there is actually articles about the use of cannabinoids, which are the chemicals in cannabis, as its own treatment system for pain because the system in the body that the cannabinoids interact with is itself involved in our pain pathways.

So there is a huge interest in literature in the world of pain treatment which relies on all the science that we have accumulated with how cannabis works in the body.


  1. big chui on May 2, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Best hybrid I’ve found be the guerilla glue number 4 for the indica and high THC sit right next to OG help ur pain for sure.

  2. big chui on May 2, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    check out the chui own YouTube like subscribe bud box real patient in pain and nerve damage add a lot symptoms this one plant helps

  3. big chui on May 2, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    there’s a difference in plants indica sativa hybrids good go either way certain strains have different medical apparitions.

  4. MrLeonightis on May 2, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Marijuana has some pain deadening qualities, not overwhelming amount for me though . Honestly alcohol works better than weed , I know it is horrible for you but I am being honest here.

  5. Loki on May 2, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    How does it react with perscription drugs?

  6. John Murphy on May 2, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Lyrica works pretty well with FBMG but week too….Right now Indica works,,.. in maintainance: Sadly folks are now abusing Lyrica too which could be really bad news for us and also Epileptics…. and I think. there is notheng better for full blown attacks…. You’re right about Opioids… I was on Tramadol and Morphine before I discovered lyrica… Pure side affects but the pain was always there… ! lyric pill at 300g was the first think to actually work for me…. Right drug for Fibromyalgia just now but we need newer and better alternatives,,,,, Weed on the other hand is going in the right direction for once….

  7. Johann van Aardt on May 2, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    It works for my sciatica.

  8. nooganator on May 2, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    yes your first well done

  9. Forgiven And loved By God on May 2, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Why he gotta be bent over all weird looking

  10. Never wrong on May 2, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    People new this 8 years ago and it’s still mostly illegal 🤔

  11. JUSTIN BIGGERS on May 2, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Nini shut yo ugly ass up

  12. benthere422 on May 2, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Add 1 more to the list of cannabis pain control success stories. Our wonderful Federal Government decided to "help" in the "opioid crisis", by making things WORSE! But cannabis is nearly 100% effective in treating my chronic pain AND I cut the government, big pharma & medical industry OUT of the picture. I self medicate to the level of my pain at any time necessary WITHOUT permission from a doctor, pharmacist, drug company or government overlord!

  13. Kraig Gaddis on May 2, 2022 at 10:09 pm


  14. KerayZ on May 2, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    I thought marijuana was just for getting high, but I used it after surgery some months ago, and it really helped my pain and nausea. Pills can cause permanent damage, I have nerve damage from pills. Marijuana still has a bad stigma for some reason, but it’s more effective than pills, and it’s made by God, not in a lab.

  15. Kent Van Heerden on May 2, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Cannabis has always made me paranoid from past experience. What else might work?

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  17. Livinglife6 on May 2, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    It’s better then having to feed your grown parents because they can’t keep their heads up from all the Booze they drank growing up.

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    Set to fail…. As usual.

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  20. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal on May 2, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    there’s one:

  21. Neil Gonzalez on May 2, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Weed works for me perfectly but it’s illegal in Dallas. I don’t want to go back to taking pills yikes

  22. Allentastic on May 2, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    what the fuck language do you even speak pal?

  23. lovely jubly on May 2, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    the title should be how marijuana helps chronic pain, idiot

  24. Nathan Batten on May 2, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    (y) (y)

  25. big chui on May 2, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    up to bud tender to guide them in the direction off strain after they know what the patient looking for.

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  27. stelica89 on May 2, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Do one with with cannabis and psychosis I have four people known to me have lost there shit

  28. JohnnyRebKy on May 2, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    I suffered so long with chronic pain that I almost died of heart failure at 35 years old. Long story but I had suffered so badly for so long that my body was simply shutting down and giving up. My heart couldn’t take it any more

    Unfortunately Marijuana makes me paranoid and does nothing for pain. I wish it did!

  29. Madox21100 on May 2, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    I’ve had 9 back surgeries, last one for scoliosis to straighten spine. I’m working on getting off pills but still in a lot of pain. Can anyone recommend a strain or other products that ACTUALLY WORK? Thanks in advance

  30. De Nardi on May 2, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Who is the idiot who made the subtitles impossible to see!!!

  31. Erin Becker on May 2, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    for people like me, in severe and extreme chronic pain, marijuana does not work. I have tried it. it gives me a nice nap, but to actually take away pain, no. and I can’t work with the youth in my community stoned. my other medicines don’t give a high feeling or foggy brain. these new laws are cruel. let the doctors treat their patients. we don’t all come from one mold.

  32. Jiovanny Solis on May 2, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Man i wanna smoke so bad but gotta get used i miss bud

  33. big chui on May 2, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    sativa nausea nerve stimulation relaxing but not for true pain relief would use a pure indica u have your body ack relief great for sleep.

  34. EVAN GUENTHER on May 2, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I use it for pain, and it truly works. I prefer indica over sativa for relieving pain

  35. big chui on May 2, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I’ll show the world witch strain s to get for pain in this endless hybrid market.

  36. Reggie8 on May 2, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Nope… I have a horrible toothache and have smoked until I have headaches. Leave it to the real doctors

  37. John Daniel Hubbard on May 2, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    you are an idiot

  38. neverbrokeagainmoneygangtakeoff on May 2, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Yes it does help any foot pain

  39. Paco Vasda on May 2, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    after writing recommendations Florida now says marijuana cannot treat pain.
    Florida’s pain medicine information is all false and they’ve pulled our recommendations so we must now go and either tolerate pain or get back to opioids etc someone please help us here in Florida

  40. Joe Jamata on May 2, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    3 months ago I started taking Weedborn CBD. This is the best option for me. You can help yourself with CBD.

  41. Natey on May 2, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Weed has never relieved any pain for me. I do smoke all day everyday though so maybe just to high of a tolerance

  42. g. jop on May 2, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Witch canabus is used no one saws that indica how strong witch name so vaug

  43. genius plusgeniusbrain on May 2, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    thank you marijuaa for making my life brilliant 😀

  44. tom pelley on May 2, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    CBD oil capsules are the bomb. Not dopey, remarkable for pain. Take a capsule when pain arrives, feel better soon. I have been a pain patient for 12 years, and these things seem really good. Way better and safer than all the narcotics, not that narcos aren’t effective for pain. Problems will arise from narcs, sooner or later………Weed products work! God Bless………

  45. Ronald Bowman on May 2, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Have gout, one of the most most painful of all arthritis. Have had such disease since 1988. Doctors could only offer different meds that really did nothing for taking care of the problem. I have a brother who has severe back pain…cage in back. He has smoked marijuana on a consistent basis for pain management. I didn’t want to smoke marijuana, and did not believe that it could solve my problem as far as gout was concerned. Well yesterday I finally told him to let me smoke some weed. I’m happy to say within a couple of minutes I was pain free. So now I’m a believer in the smoking of marijuana for pain management. THANK YOU LORD, for putting this wonderful plant here. For those of us who really need it.

  46. A SouthernEquestrian on May 2, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    ~Ummm…yeah, chronic pain patients are goin2text some ass over thr internet for their meds….are you kiddin me? Folks like you are on of the reasons it’s so hard in this country to get adequate pain relief!. To all the losers trying to make a buck of pain sufferers, you deserve to be locked up. Real pain patients go to legitimate Drs…don’t mind peeing in a cup and givin blood samples every 3 months. Anyone that’d buy from those idiots need to be sitting in jail right along with em. Pathetic

  47. chadsmedicalmassage Gollakner on May 2, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    i just got done drink my marijuana avocado oil. Feel much better nice body high.

  48. Kevin Moore on May 2, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    After neurosurgeries, and other procedures for brain cancer around 2011, and complications, I was given opioids to help treat pain, and, while they work, they cause a plethora of complications, which were incredibly undesirable. I ended up getting a card, and later, a paper(I still have the card), that allows me to purchase this medication. After several years of use since I was discharged, I have only good things to say about the MEDICAL use of this as a medication to treat pain. Sativa contains more thc, and helps a patient deal with their pain by making them feel good, since it works on the brain, and indica contains more cbd, which gives a more body “high” that helps me get to sleep, since it works more on the nerves in the body. I support the use of this as a medicine. And not really for recreational purposes.

  49. Earnest Bunbury on May 2, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    My doctor sucks, planning on moving away from family, what friends I have left, and my 13 y.o. daughter because of how bad the medical cabal is. Find another doctor… lol. That’s "doctor shopping". They don’t even understand the desire to prefer dying over living with pain, it is evil how bad "big medicine" has become.

  50. mivanc on May 2, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Doesn’t work for me. Tried it recently (the synthetic version, Sativex)

    Sadly medical marijuana in Canada is not covered by insurance and licenced growers charge an arm and a leg for it, especially the more medical strains.