Loading...
Marijuana

Marijuana In Vaporized Form Is Proven Painkiller, Says UC Research

Comments (0)

By

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 7:07 AM
click to enlarge ZEN HEALING
  • Zen Healing

The federal government has yet to recognize marijuana as anything but an outlaw street drug. But we told you about a recent study in which MRI analysis indicated that cannabis could work on pain.

That's big news in L.A., the medical marijuana capital of the nation. Yet another fresh batch of research seconds that emotion, too.

A UC Davis look at the effects of vaporized weed and found it also worked on pain:

The reduction, in fact, was measurable -- patients experienced 30 percent less of it, according to the research being published in the Journal of Pain.

That makes it sound like legit medicine to us, frankly, even if the non-scientist gun-toters at the DEA still disagree.

The UC Davis academics looked at 39 people with "neuropathic pain" and compared low-dose, vaporized THC to a placebo.

A summary of the work concludes:

Vaporized cannabis, even at low doses, may present an effective option for patients with treatment-resistant neuropathic pain.

Yep. Don't all claim you have a headache now.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

Related Content

Now Trending

  • Jay Z Grand Park Concert Is Official as Mayor Plans Announcement

    It looks like Mayor Eric Garcetti is going to officially announce that a two-day "Budweiser Made in America" festival is taking place  at downtown L.A.'s Grand Park. The mayor's office said today he " will make an announcement with Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Supervisor Gloria Molina, City Council President Herb...
  • "Compton Division" Pimps Made Millions, Cops Say

    A trio of local pimps forced women to work the streets from San Diego to Las Vegas and beyond, cops say, and they allegedly made millions doing so. But now 31-year-old Robert Walker, 34-year-old Daniel Gunther, and 34-year-old David Sheffey, who called their crew the Compton Division, are behind bars, says...
  • L.A.'s Top 10 Streets for Bicycle Crashes Revealed

    You're probably already aware that there's a hit-and-run epidemic in L.A., and that bicycling in a car-crazed capital like Los Angeles can be hazardous to your health. See also: Critical Mass Bike Ride Recognizes L.A. Hit-&-Run Victims But the nerds at the MIT Media Lab's Social Computing Group recently came up...
    2

Slideshows