Marijuana/Cannabis

The type of strain, dose, and route of administration can make a difference.

Before trying medical cannabis, or marijuana, for chronic pain, find out which strain, dose, and route of administration may be best to treat your symptoms.

When Roger Martin, 65, left the United States Army decades ago to return to civilian life, he had hoped to leave memories of his service behind. What he could not have known then, though, is that he would soon find himself facing a different kind of fight.

 

Many veterans would like to manage their pain using medical marijuana. But that path is fraught with controversy. Learn more.

Living with chronic pain is challenging, especially given the recent changes to the CDC guidelines surrounding dosage recommendations for opioid medications. If all this has you wondering about other pain relief options—including medical cannabis—here's a guide to help you discuss the topic with your doctor.

If you're considering trying medical cannabis for pain relief, here's how to speak with your doctor about getting a recommendation for the substance that is currently legal in 28 states.

Former NFL player Brandon Haw turned to cannabis to find relief from the physical, mental, and emotional pain he endured from various injuries suffered throughout his career. Here is his story.

Read a former NFL player's account of living with chronic pain and how using medical cannabis helped him turn his life around.

A ban on the use of medical marijuana by the National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Player’s Association could go up in smoke—that’s the case if players advocating for the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain get their way.

Some NFL players are advocating for the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain believe it is a safer alternative to opioids. Learn more.

Last March the National Institutes of Health hosted a conference titled, "Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit" attended by medical and public health experts and Practical Pain Management. Here, some highlights from the meeting.

Medical and public health experts gathered at recent medical marijuana conferences sponsored by NIH. Here, highlights from the meeting.
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