Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are medical cannabinoids (MC) effective for the treatment of pain?
Bottom Line:
Evidence for inhaled marijuana for pain is too sparse and poor to provide good evidence-based guidance. Synthetic MC-derived products may modestly improve neuropathic pain for one in 11-14 users but perhaps not for other pain types. Additionally^ longer and larger studies (better evidence) show no effect. Adverse events are plentiful (see next Tools for Practice).

Publication Date: 2017-11-14
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-11-17 16:29:46