Study: Three Puffs Of Marijuana A Day Will Combat Chronic Pain

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A clinical trial conducted by researchers in Canada reveals that three puffs a day of cannabis will keep the chronic pain away.

The research, led by Dr. Mark Ware, assistant professor of anesthesia and family medicine at McGill University in Montreal, evaluated 21 men and women, with an average age of 45 years old. All of the patients suffered from some form of chronic nerve pain, also referred to as neuropathic pain.

The team tried three different cannabis strains with varying potencies. The most potent had a concentration of 9.4 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis), the next herbal cannabis had a concentration of 6 percent THC, and the least potent was 2.5 percent THC. They wanted to see the effect cannabis would have on chronic pain.