Cannabis Mitigates Treatment-Resistant Diabetic Neuropathy, Finds New Study

Cannabis use alleviates pain in diabetic subjects suffering from neuropathy that’s resistant to standard treatment, according tocannabisplant a new study being published in The Journal of Pain, and published online ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

For the study, researchers examined the efficacy of inhaled cannabis (versus a placebo) in 16 patients with intense diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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New Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients

By Paul Armentano, NORML

The administration of a single dose of whole-plant cannabis via a thermal-meteredcannabisisnotpot inhaler is effective and well tolerated among patients suffering from neuropathy (nerve pain), according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy.

Israeli investigators assessed the efficacy of a novel, portable metered-dose cannabis inhaler in eight subjects diagnosed with chronic neuropathic pain. Researchers reported that the device administered an efficient, consistent, and therapeutically effective dosage of cannabinoids to all participants.

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