According to this article, women report that Cannabis is an effective alternative treatment for neuropathic pain. It’s non-toxic, it lifts the mood, and takes away pain. Yes, one can become dependent on Cannabis, so this is important to remember. But, it is less addictive and safer than conventional narcotics.
Here’s good news from NORML’s coverage of the study:
“According to data published in August in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Internal Medicine, the enactment of statewide medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates – indicating that many patients, when given the option of cannabis therapy, are choosing to either substitute or greatly reduce their use of prescription opiates.”