Medical marijuana eases pain in MORE THAN 90% of elderly patients and allows nearly 20% to stop taking painkillers, study finds

Medical marijuana eases pain in more than 90 per cent of elderly patients, new research suggests.
Among those over 65 suffering from discomfort, 93.7 per cent report an improvement after taking cannabis for six months, an Israeli study found.
Out of a pain scale of 10, taking the class-C drug for half a year reduces older people's scores from an average of eight to four, the research adds.
Cannabis also causes 18.1 per cent of opioid users to stop taking the painkiller or reduce their dose, the study found.
Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Colorado have legalised marijuana for... read more

 
13 February 2018 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail
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