Analysis: Medical cannabis users find pain reduction | Minnesota …

The Minnesota Department of Health says more than 4 in 10 people struggling with difficult-to-control pain of moderate and high levels reported medical cannabis provided significant relief.

The research looked at results of a standard pain assessment tool completed by more than 2,000 people before and after turning to medical cannabis. The analysis focused on 42 percent of the participants who’d ranked their pain as moderate to high at the beginning of the study. Those people collectively reported a reduction in pain scores of at least 30 percent. That’s a threshold considered to be clinically meaningful.

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“It’s heartening to see that this fairly large proportion achieved that degree of reduction in their pain assessment score,” said Dr. Tom Arneson, research manager for the office of medical cannabis.

More than 340 of the participants

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