skip to Main Content
Medical Marijuana Study Reveals A Major Flaw In Using THC For Pain

One in five Americans experiences chronic pain — a distressing reality that drives depression and opioid use. This widespread pain problem is sending people to medical cannabis dispensaries in droves, looking for relief.

But according to a new study, which reviewed 8,505 cannabis products sold by 653 dispensaries across the United States, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, concentrations are often twice or even three times TOO HIGH FOR PAIN RELIEF.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, and high concentrations can create a “vicious cycle” of dependence, according to the study authors. Too much THC cause a person to develop tolerance to the drug’s effects and can induce adverse mental health effects with potentially lasting consequences.

The findings were published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE.

“The products offered online in dispensaries, which should be a reflection of what they have in their physical facilities, are mostly very potent and represent a risk for patients that seek medicinal effects, and also a risk for regular users in the long run,” co-author Edgar Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, a researcher at Wake Forest Medicine, tells Inverse. [Read more at Inverse]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Stories

Medical marijuana associated with reduced pain and opioid related outcomes in cancer patients

A new study finds a link between the legalization of medical marijuana and a reduction in the rate of opioid dispensing and pain-related hospital events in some cancer patients. In…

Medical marijuana cards are now free in Rhode Island

Starting Thursday, Rhode Island medical marijuana patients will no longer have to pay $50 to obtain a medical card, a change that coincides with the start of recreational marijuana sales.…

How did Rhode Island’s first day of retail marijuana sales go? Pretty mellow.

The first day of legal weed sales in Rhode Island Thursday was, well, mellow – punctuated by a 96-year-old war veteran buying a pot cookie to have with his coffee…

Cannabis giant Curaleaf just laid off over 200 employees as the industry’s downturn deepens

Curaleaf, one of the largest cannabis companies in the world, has laid off hundreds of its staff, Insider has learned. The company laid off around 220 employees ahead of the…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search