Cannabis on Par With Opioids for Pain Relief, Study Suggests
Cannabis-based products may control chronic pain as effectively as opioids, but adverse effects are common, and long-term safety remains unknown, according to a new study. In preclinical studies, THC and related compounds have demonstrated analgesic properties, although its psychoactive effects and addiction potential may limit its suitability as an analgesic.
@sukhbir The amount of evidence available for cannabis-related products is very limited for [response rates], and therefore less certain. The average reduction in pain severity is also similar to some other treatments, but we do not have studies directly comparing these treatments to draw conclusions.