Marijuana and Opiates – A Winning Combination!

"Cannabis sativa" by spotreporting via Flickr

"Cannabis sativa" by spotreporting via Flickr

I am intimately familiar with pain in all it’s forms, and from personal experience I know exactly how effective this combo can be. I take a greatly reduced dose of opiates due to the effectiveness of Cannabidiol (CBD) and my quality of life has improved due to this. That’s why I was quite pleasantly surprised to see a new study, albeit with a small sample size, being done on this medical usage.

Researchers determined that subjects’ pain “was significantly decreased after the addition of vaporized cannabis” and surmised that cannabis-specific interventions “may allow for opioid treatment at lower doses with fewer [patient] side effects.”

They concluded: “The participants experienced less pain after 5 days of inhaling vaporized cannabis; when the morphine and oxycodone groups were combined, this reduction in pain was significant. This is the first human study to demonstrate that inhaled cannabis safely augments the analgesic effects of opioids. … These results suggest that further controlled studies of the synergistic interaction between cannabinoids and opioids are warranted.”

If you’ve kept up with the buzz in the medical marijuana community it has all been CBD over THC. The pain relief appears to come from the CBD, while the psychoactive effects are a result of the THC. Humans even have specialized Cannabinoid receptors throughout our brain and body just to handle these chemical substances, although the amounts found in marijuana are greater than the Endocannabinoids the body naturally produces. Looking at the list of medical uses known and being researched (and industrial uses) I have no doubt that future generations will look back on marijuana prohibition as actively detrimental to the health and society of humanity.

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