Skip to comments.Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids
Posted on 07/04/2018 10:55:03 AM PDT by DouglasKC
Interest in the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to treat chronic non-cancer pain is increasing, because of their potential to reduce opioid dose requirements. We aimed to investigate cannabis use in people living with chronic non-cancer pain who had been prescribed opioids, including their reasons for use and perceived effectiveness of cannabis; associations between amount of cannabis use and pain, mental health, and opioid use; the effect of cannabis use on pain severity and interference over time; and potential opioid-sparing effects of cannabis.
Cannabis use was common in people with chronic non-cancer pain who had been prescribed opioids, but we found no evidence that cannabis use improved patient outcomes. People who used cannabis had greater pain and lower self-efficacy in managing pain, and there was no evidence that cannabis use reduced pain severity or interference or exerted an opioid-sparing effect. As cannabis use for medicinal purposes increases globally, it is important that large well designed clinical trials, which include people with complex comorbidities, are conducted to determine the efficacy of cannabis for chronic non-cancer pain.
They basically said "medical" marijuana for pain makes things WORSE not better. Futhermore it did NOTHING to alleviate opiod addiction. So the propaganda lie that increased marijuana usage through legalization will decrease opiod use is just that...a massive lie.
Methods The Pain and Opioids IN Treatment study is a prospective, national, observational cohort of people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids. Participants were recruited through community pharmacies across Australia, completed baseline interviews, and were followed up with phone interviews or self-complete questionnaires yearly for 4 years. Recruitment took place from August 13, 2012, to April 8, 2014. Participants were asked about lifetime and past year chronic pain conditions, duration of chronic non-cancer pain, pain self-efficacy, whether pain was neuropathic, lifetime and past 12-month cannabis use, number of days cannabis was used in the past month, and current depression and generalised anxiety disorder. We also estimated daily oral morphine equivalent doses of opioids. We used logistic regression to investigate cross-sectional associations with frequency of cannabis use, and lagged mixed-effects models to examine temporal associations between cannabis use and outcomes.
For your interest.
I don't care.
I will still vote for legalized recreational marijuana at every opportunity.
Happy 4th of July! MAGA!
As of July 1,Florida law has limited ALL opiod prescriptions in the state to a 3 day supply with an exception to 7 days for diagnosed chronic pain.
‘So the propaganda lie that increased marijuana usage through legalization will decrease opiod use is just that...a massive lie.’
so is your recommendation going forward a continuation of mass incarceration of those that partake of marijuana...?
fake news so they can legalize, just think of all the revenue to support sanctuary cities and non citizenry
Our state, Michigan, will have marijuana on the ballot in Novemeber. I heard some guy on the radio say that it won’t pass because “all the baby boomers will vote it down. All the younger folks want it, but the old guys don’t.”
What a mistake! I know lots of fellow boomers, myself included, who are hoping it passes. C’mon, radio guy, where you been? Who brought pot into the open? Who took it from being demon weed to Friday night’s special? The boomers.
I haven’t toked for close to 50 years. It makes me paranoid. Too bad, as I’ve heard it does great things for cancer patients. So, I don’t want/need it, but I say make it available. They are finally going to do what we always said they should do: make it legal, tax the shit out of it, and spend the money on schools and roads.
Another massive lie is the idea that decreased opioid use was the main reason put forward for legalization.
Not what they said; in scientific research "no evidence" means not proven at the p=0.05 level. If you look at their table, all but one of the confidence intervals includes alleviation.
You know what?
If someone is dying of cancer, and they say smoking a joint makes them feel better, THEN LET THEM SMOKE IT, AND MIND YOUR OWN DAMNED BUSINESS!
I’m ready to give up. Let’s legalize drugs. Provided we also completely eliminate the welfare system and let nature take its course. It would be gruesome but within a few years we would sharply reduce drug abuse while decimating the Democratic Party and significantly improving the gene pool.
I’m curious if they used CBD oil (without THC). My wife tried it for MS pain. No effect.
I guess the patients that tell me face to face they’re lives have improved greatly since they stopped using opioids & use cannabis instead are just all liars then. /s
Everyone who disagrees with authoritarian prohibitionists are certainly liars as well I suppose. SMH.
Shame there wasn’t 100 PHD’s in this ‘study’. Then it would REALLY have been super duper extra valid lol!
No differentiation between the studies cannabis use — A.K.A. smoking pot to get high and specific uses of non inebriating strains of cannabis oils and tinctures made from hemp that are showing promise in reducing chronic back and nerve pain, anxiety reduction, lower blood pressure, and a sudden affinity to get rid of every pharmaceutical pill the organization has had them hooked on for the last 20 years.
Apples and freight train comparisons can render any result you need to make up.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a new guideline taking an evidence-based look at cannabis-based medicines as well as other complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in the setting of multiple sclerosis (MS).
According to the recommendations, oral cannabus extracts, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and a cannabinoid mouth spray might be useful in relieving spasticity and pain
Thanks for the ping.
What a load of super duper PHD-level BS :)
Wonder if all the people who are happier using cannabis for their pain issues than opioids know they are still actually still in agony yet?
What ‘cannabis’ were these subjects using? Medical grade cannabis products? Street level flower? Home grown or flower, or pills or vape oils or distillates?
Funny that doesn’t seem to be included in the literature LOL!
7000 opioid prescriptions filled EVERY DAY in Utah. Usually 30 day refills good for 6 months. Not good.
“”””””we always said they should do: make it legal, tax the shit out of it, and spend the money on schools and roads.”””
You are right. Legalization will eliminate all the illegal drug dealers we have today. All weed sold will be much more expensive but it will be heavily taxed and people will pay the higher price because it is good for roads and schools and stuff..
Don’t you just love pothead logic?
Can’t go fishing at a local lake without seeing all the senior citizens toking it up.
I still call BS. None of those PH’ds had chronic pain, I’d bet. Having been in chronic pain since 2000 I have a dog in this game. Been prescribed Oxycontin for years as needed. I am not addicted.
I had never tried MJ until 3 years ago and I can tell you it works as well or better than Oxy. No gastrointestinal or other side effects and it does kill the pain. I qualify for medical MJ but its not covered by insurance. $250 for initial visit and $75 for MJ Card and then $150 every 70 days BEFORE any product.
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