Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain!

ABOUT OPIOIDS – It’s common knowledge that opioids are addictive, used properly they can relieve pain. According to Wikipedia, Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Opioids are most often used medically to relieve pain, and by people addicted to opioids. Opioids include opiates, an older term that refers to such drugs derived from opium, including morphine. Other opioids are semi-synthetic and synthetic drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl; antagonist drugs such as naloxone and endogenous peptides such as the endorphins.

The side effects of opioids may include itchiness, sedation, nausea, respiratory depression, constipation, and euphoria. Tolerance and dependence will develop with continuous use, requiring increasing doses and leading to a withdrawal syndrome upon abrupt discontinuation. The euphoria attracts recreational use, and frequent, escalating recreational use of opioids typically results in addiction.

The abuse of any opioid pain killer can mess up your system.

CANNABIS has been found to be far superior to dealing with debilitating chronic neck and back pain.

80% of All Americans will experience back pain, more people seek help from doctors for back pain than any other pain.
Only a small percentage of people are helped by over the counter medicines. Desk work is the leading cause of back pain. Women experience 8% more back pain than men, although statistically men miss more work than women.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Not to be confused with cannabinol or cannabinodiol)

CBD is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD does not appear to have any intoxicating effects such as those caused by THC in marijuana, but may have effects on anxiety and anti-psychotic effect. CBD is a powerful anti inflammatory. 30 to 50 times more powerful than a the standard hydro cortisone. Cannabis does not shut down your adrenal system, the way a steroid does.

 

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