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HIV/AIDS Smoked cannabis relieved chronic neuropathic pain in patients with HIV
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Smoked cannabis relieved chronic neuropathic pain in patients with HIV

Donald Abrams, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, et al., wrote in his Feb. 13, 2007 article titled "Cannabis in Painful HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial" in the journal Neurology:

Quote:"Objective: To determine the effect of smoked cannabis on the neuropathic pain of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy, and an experimental pain model...
Patients were randomly assigned to smoke either cannabis (3.56% thc) or identical placebo cigarettes with the cannabinoids extracted three times daily for 5 days...

Conclusion: Smoked cannabis was well tolerated and effectively relieved chronic neuropathic pain from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. The findings are comparable to oral drugs used for chronic neuropathic pain."
Feb. 13, 2007 - Donald Abrams, MD

Source: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view....000884#hiv
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