Cannabis For Pain: A Scientist Reveals How Weed Engages Our Natural Opioid System

By Inverse on November 12, 2022

A neuropharmacology expert explains how marijuana can treat pain.

DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS from opioids continue to rise in the U.S. due to the misuse of prescription opioids and the illicit drug market. But an interesting trend has developed: Opioid emergency room visits drop by nearly 8 percent, and opioid prescriptions are modestly lower in states where marijuana is legalized.

Marijuana is produced by the cannabis plant, which is native to Asia but is now grown throughout the world. Individuals use marijuana for its psychoactive, euphoria-inducing properties and its ability to relieve pain.

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