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Medical Marijuana and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Due to that fact that neuropathic pain is often refractory to conventional prescription remedies, sometimes an alternative treatment option such as marijuana is necessary. One compound in medical marijuana (E)-BCP (beta-caryophyllene), is an anti-inflammatory but doesn't affect the molecular receptor that makes you feel stoned.

Instead, this compound could help a condition such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy because it activates only the CB2 receptor which plays a key role in alleviating inflammation. Inflammation is necessary for wounds and infections to heal. However, chronic inflammation can lead to a host of diseases, such as atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer.

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