Thursday, May 2, 2013

Medical marijuana more effective in pill form than smoking: study

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A study released on Monday suggests that dronabinol, a pill form of medical marijuana may provide relief to patients suffering from pain.
The study compared dronabinol and smoked marijuana side-by-side in a trial that involved 30 volunteers submerging their hands in cold water, a procedure meant to replicate symptoms of pain. Interestingly, all 30 volunteers were selected based on a prior history of marijuana use.  However, dronabinol was found to provide longer-lasting pain relief.

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