A Canadian research study has found that THC is an effective treatment for pain relief in patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy. The study was conducted at the University of Calgary, Department of Neurosciences and published in the journal Pain.
Thirty-seven study participants took part in the study which was randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled. Of the thirty-seven, those receiving the THC pills reported relief of their symptoms by thirty percent or more, compared to those receiving the placebo. Participants received only 2.9 mg. of the THC treatment called Naboline. Not only did patients receive pain relief, but they also reported a reduction in anxiety and improved sleep.
Neuropathy is a chronic pain condition caused by diabetic nerve damage. Several recent studies conducted by different research teams have all concluded that cannabis is effective for pain relief. Researchers have also concluded that cannabis mimics opiate based pain medications. It is hopeful that those received the THC treatments may be able to decrease o