Medical Marijuana Pain Study Needs Volunteers

There is evidence that marijuana may work synergistically with opioid pain drugs, allowing equal or better relief with reduced doses of narcotics and reduced development of tolerance to the drugs. But most of this evidence comes from animal studies, so data from human clinical trials is urgently needed.

Dr. Donald Abrams of the University of California, San Francisco, is doing just such a study right now and needs volunteers who are suffering from chronic pain and currently taking OxyContin or MS Contin. Compensation and assistance with transportation to San Francisco are available. If you or anyone you know might be eligible to participate, please check out the details here and consider joining this important effort.

5 thoughts on “Medical Marijuana Pain Study Needs Volunteers”

  1. bruce, from personal experience as a long time suffer of back pain i can tell you with out a doubt that a little oxy goes a lot futher with a little marijuana.

  2. I broke my ribs a couple of months ago. It hurt to laugh, cough, sneeze or even talk. Two days afterward, my neighbor shared a joint with me. I was deathly afeared of coughing, so i went lightly, but after 4 hits, twenty minutes later we were gabbing over the fence like any other day. for a few hours it didn’t hurt so much.

  3. I was seeing Dr. Daniel Remen in Phoenix, Arizona for pain management from July 2011 to December 2013. I was on Fetanyl (25 mg), Oxycodone 2 times per day (10mg), and he allowed me to use medical marijuana. I really was stable and doing fine. It seemed that the medical marijuana would boost the oxycodone and I was foing very well. Then Dr. Remen retired. No one would allow me to use the medical marijuana. This has stressed me out to no end. The pain in my neck and back has worsened since I quit using the medical marijuana. I am now thinking I better have surgery. I have been moved up to 4 times a day on oxycodone This is not right. The feds need to do something about this. I feel like I am being deied the regimen that was working. Thanks for listening.

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