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Study: Medical Cannabis Treatment Significantly Reduces Chronic Pain in Elderly

Study: Medical Cannabis Treatment Significantly Reduces Chronic Pain in Elderly

Study: Medical Cannabis Treatment Significantly Reduces Chronic Pain in Elderly

Baby boomers have become a growing market segment in the legal cannabis industry as the acceptance of medical cannabis treatment continues to spread across the world, and now it appears that medical cannabis treatment may offer senior citizens a safer alternative to opioids in the treatment of chronic pain.

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Israeli Study of Medical Marijuana Shows Improvements in Users

A recently released Israeli study showed patients who used medical cannabis experienced less pain and more ability to function, according to a May 26, 2016, article at JPost.com. Medical marijuana has been legal in Israel for a decade and more than 20,000 are licensed to use it, JPost.com reported. However, “there has been no information about the users themselves,” said the study’s leader, Prof. Pesach Shvartzman of Ben-Gurion University.


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