Here is an interesting article regarding a study that revealed the fact that marijuana is not a good therapy option for relieving arthritis pain.

The article was entirely based on the study of McGill University Health Centre. Their study indicates that medical marijuana provides no significant benefits to arthritis pain.

Here is a part of the study:

“The effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia, is not supported by medical evidence, said lead investigator Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a rheumatologist and researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

Marijuana has been used for centuries to relieve pain, as well as for effects on mood and sleep, but the study authors note that while some research has proven marijuana useful in other diseases, such as cancer and neuropathic pain, it does not work in the same way in patients with rheumatic illnesses because the pain pathways are different.”

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Medical+marijuana+ineffective+arthritis+pain+McGill+study/9574543/story.html

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