Sacramento, CA–(ENEWSPF)–June 30, 2016. The inhalation of vaporized herbal cannabis reduces neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord related injuries, according to placebo-controlled clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain.
A team of investigators at the University of California, San Diego, UC Davis, and the Sacramento VA Medical Center evaluated the effects of vaporized cannabis in a cohort of 42 neuropathic pain patients who were previously unresponsive to conventional analgesics. Participants inhaled four puffs of cannabis containing either 6.7 percent THC, or 2.9 percent THC or zero THC (placebo), and then repeated the procedure three hours later.
Researchers reported that vaporized cannabis containing both low and moderate levels of THC were associated in a “significant analgesic response” in study participants.
They concluded, “The present study complements previous