In medical news:

New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that as many as four out of five people who sought prescriptions for medical marijuana did so for pain management, however, there is currently little evidence showing plant-based cannabis products to be effective for most chronic pain. The team led by Shannon Nugent, PhD, of the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon reviewed data from 27 chronic pain randomized trials, finding “limited evidence” that cannabis reduced neuropathic pain in some patients, but “insufficient evidence” that cannabis was beneficial for other types of pain.

Read more via MedPage Today here.

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