Continued research shows that cannabis can help alleviate pain where Big Pharma options can’t
People suffering from chronic pain may find mild to moderate relief in the short term when using certain medical cannabis products. A Johns Hopkins study goes so far as to further underscore these claims, indicating that marijuana has sufficient effects to alleviate neurological and pain-related ailments.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine teamed up with the non-profit cannabis advocacy organization Realm for Caring to conduct a study linking cannabis and pain. The research found that “medical cannabis use can improve the quality of life for those who cannot find relief with traditional methods.”
The results of the study made it clear that medical marijuana has been ideal for mitigating different neurological disorders and pain-related ailments that affected the quality of life of participants. Sasha Kalcheff-Korn, executive director of Realm of Caring, explains that the organization’s goal is to ensure that it is really helping people to have a much better life.
In order to carry out the research, different people who consumed cannabis were invited to participate in anonymous surveys to clarify their anecdotal experiences. More than 800 people took part in the study, 77% of whom reported positive effects: 28% mentioned a reduction in pain, 18% noted an improvement in sleep and 22% experienced a reduction in anxiety.
Kalcheff-Korn says that research like this highlights several concerns that the organization addresses on a daily basis, such as providing information to the medical community and offering free personalized support to alleviate unwanted side effects. She concluded, “Realm of Caring will continue to collect and publish data to ensure that we fulfill our mission.”