“Since opioids are the only therapy for severe pain, analgesic ability of cannabinoids may provide a much-needed alternative to opioids. Moreover, cannabinoids act synergistically with opioids and act as opioid sparing agents, allowing lower doses and fewer side effects from chronic opioid therapy. Thus, rational use of cannabis based medications deserves serious consideration to alleviate the suffering of patients due to severe pain.”.
Reference: Elikkottil, Jaseena et al. “The analgesic potential of cannabinoids.” Journal of opioid management vol. 5,6 (2009): 341-57.
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