Here is a quick summary of some of this placebo-controlled study's findings:
- Over the course of the study, smoked cannabis reduced daily pain by 34%, versus 17% with placebo.
- 52% of the cannabis group reported at least a 30% reduction in pain, compared with 24% in the placebo group.
- The first cannabis cigarette reduced chronic pain by 72%.
- No serious adverse events were reported.
This trial provides yet another safe and effective clinical use for this much-maligned botanical medicine.