Laytonsville Medical Marijuana | National Institutes of Health Dedicate $3 Millions to Researching Pain Relieving Effects of Marijuana

A poll conducted in August of 2019 found that 14% of Americans said they’ve used medical marijuana or CBD. Cannabis products are increasingly popular, thanks to their effectiveness in treating everything from pain and anxiety to sleep disorders. While research is ongoing, many reports are promising.. 

Public interest leads to research grants

Many consumers still lack understanding regarding how to effectively and safely use cannabis to treat pain. Looking to alleviate some of these gaps in knowledge, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded nine research grants to study the pain-relieving properties in marijuana’s cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBD. Among the grant recipients are the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Utah. 

These grants, totaling three million dollars, signify a dedicated effort to research marijuana and its impact on the human body at a level unseen in previous years. As more research of this nature is conducted, our understanding of the benefits of medical marijuana will continue to solidify, allowing CBD professionals to administer cannabis products even more safely and effectively.

An alternative to opioids?

Many people with chronic pain turn to prescription opioids for relief. The addictive nature of opioids coupled with harsh side effects makes this option less than optimal for many. Current research could act as a step away from opioids and the very real health crisis they have created. With continuing research, it’s promising that cannabis and CBD-products can become an effective alternative to opioids, leading to fewer people developing dependence on prescription drugs.

The urgent need for a safer solution makes this research even more important. As more individuals turn to medical marijuana to relieve their pain, this research could help to validate that decision and convince other people to try similar alternatives to prescription medications.

Cannabis products have proven benefits when it comes to alleviating chronic pain, but before embarking on a treatment plan, it’s a good idea to consult with a practitioner knowledgeable about CBD products. Contact us to learn more and see if CBD pain relief is right for you.

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