Cannabis Chronic Pain , arthritis,And there’s recent research that supports using medical marijuana to reduce the pain of arthritis, including some preliminary research about a pharmaceutical formulation of marijuana called Sativex.
The results of the study on Sativex are promising: Patients given Sativex reported a reduction in pain either when moving or at rest. They also reported an added bonus of improvement in the quality of their sleep.
We even have an idea as to why these patients found pain relief by using a form of marijuana. It’s been found from research done on mice that chemicals in the marijuana plant help to reduce the inflammation associated with the arthritis. Research on mice has also shown that marijuana also reduces the progression of the arthritis by modulating the immune system.