- Cannabis-based products, such as man-made cannabinoid-based medications, may help prevent and ease nausea caused by chemotherapy.
- For adults with multiple sclerosis-related muscle spasms, short-term use of certain man-made and cannabinoid-based medications improved their reported symptoms.
What you need to know about cannabis and chronic pain
- There’s a lot of uncertainty around using cannabis for chronic pain. Cannabis-based products may help treat chronic pain in some adults, but more information is needed to know if pain relief from cannabis is any better or worse than other pain management options, such as over over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen or alternative treatments like occupational therapy.
- More research is needed to know the specific indications, ideal doses, and how to avoid adverse effects—such as headache, nausea, sleepiness, and dizziness—that are related to medical cannabis use.
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