Chronic pain is defined as pain which lasts for three months, or longer. Even though it is common in adults, it could be experienced by anyone. Chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions in various countries around the world and in most cases the only course of treatment is the use of opiate medications. However, these painkillers are extremely addictive and wrong dosage could lead to various serious issues such as organ failure and even death.
Medical marijuana has been found to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain. It has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, and could work with traditional painkillers. Cannabis is much safer than a lot of traditional medicines and there is only a very low risk of overdose. Moreover, the body is less liable to develop tolerance after repeated usage. Medical marijuana can not only treat chronic pain, but also treat any nausea which may develop due to traditional medication.
Earlier, marijuana was treated as a dangerous drug which had absolutely no medicinal value. However, views are slowly changing and people are becoming more aware of it medicinal uses. In fact, medical marijuana is also effective in the treatment of various serious illnesses such as AIDS and Alzheimer’s.