Analgesic Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Donald Abrams, MD, UCSF School of Integrative Medicine,
Dr. Abram's study was published in February of 2007, as "Cannabis in Painful HIV-associated Sensory Neuropathy", in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology:
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.
Video - Introducing his study on smoked "Cannabis in Pain and Palliative Care", Dr. Abrams presents methodology to the Fourth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, Santa Barbara, CA - April, 2006. Featured on our You Tube channel, Dr. Abram's presentation is divided into two parts: Cannabis & Neuropathic Pain, pt 1- in which Dr. Abrams stresses the importance of botanicals and examines the endocannabinoid system's role in pain modulation; & Cannabis & Neuropathic Pain, pt 2- where he points out that conventional opiate treatments fail to treat neuropathy, with conclusions of the study.