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Medical Marijuana and Severe Pain

Medical Marijuana is one of the most beneficial forms of treatment for a condition like severe pain. Aside from marijuana's analgesic effects, the plant also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling. It can also work very well as an adjunct to other medications. Although opioid medications are effective in treating the pain in the beginning, over time, a tolerance can develop causing the patient to take more and more. Research has shown that except for the potential damage to the lungs, medical marijuana is safer than many of the legal drugs used for pain.

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