University Of Michigan Launches Medical Cannabis Study For Chronic Pain

August 6, 2018

Medical marijuana from the Doctor

The University of Michigan is launching two studies on medical cannabis to get more information on cannabis’ role in treating chronic pain. According to Practical Pain Management, researchers at the University of Michigan are beginning two surveys on using medical cannabis to treat chronic pain and are searching for patients to participate.

The goal of the surveys, researchers say, is to better inform physicians, researchers, patients, and policy-makers about the risks and benefits of cannabis as a therapeutic agent.

The surveys couldn’t have come at a better time now that opioid prescriptions have been facing stricter regulations.

More than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. And four out of every five new heroin users first became addicted to opioid through their prescription painkillers.

“In this climate, many people are turning to cannabis for

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