Let me clarify two things. I’ve never smoked marijuana in my life, and this post has nothing to do with recreational marijuana use.
But that’s a big reason why the conversation about cannabis for pain relief goes off the tracks. People automatically associate marijuana, or cannabis, with illegal drug use. What they don’t understand is that you can consume cannabis to help relieve pain without getting high.
I use turmeric, curcumin and boswellia in clinical practice every day. These are herbals, each with its own uses and benefits. Cannabis is also an herbal that works for pain. Unlike opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin, cannabis is non-addictive and has no side effects when properly administered. Continue reading