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Medical Marijuana and Neuropathy

In another edition of Medical Monday, we’re giving you some insight into how medical marijuana can help with neuropathy.

What is neuropathy?
This relates to a disease or dysfunction of the peripheral nerves, which can cause a variety of symptoms such as numbness or weakness.

How can medical marijuana help?
Marijuana has a long history of being a very effective pain reliever, and thus allows many neuropathy patients to get off opioid medication that can be deadly.

He said opioids, such as oxycodone, hydromorphone and morphine, are increasingly being prescribed and have contributed to nearly half of all overdose deaths in the country. Canadians are the second-largest per capita consumer of opioids in the world.“Opioids are killing people right now,” said Dr. Kerr, whose previous research helped prove the efficacy of Vancouver’s controversial supervised-injection site, known as Insite. “There is no association with cannabis and mortality.” [Globe and Mail]

If you’d like to discuss medical marijuana for your neuropathy symptoms, please call us: 403-475-4205.

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