As a retired anesthesia provider I remain skeptical of the extent medical marijuana can play in providing pain relief, this is admittedly an old school perspective based on the way I was trained. Not to be closed minded though, I look forward to research and reports which elaborate on if and how well it worked for specific medical conditions.
As a chronic pain patient myself, if someone came along with a new treatment that did not increase my physical dependance on opiates and didn’t create new risks, while providing the same level pain relief, I would jump at the opportunity to try it out.
I will be watching this topic closely and post as new information comes to light. If you’re a medical marijuana user, please post your comments and feedback here. Share your experiences so that others can learn and benefit from yours.