Can cannabis products be used to manage pain?
Many visitors to our dispensaries are looking for cannabis products to manage and treat chronic or long term pain. We at S.W.E.D. know that the treatment of long term, or chronic, pain should be addressed on a number of fronts, including changes in diet, exercise, physical and behavioural therapy, as well as pharmacological measures. As an alternative to narcotic pain management products derived from the opium poppy, or even non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, we strongly believe that products derived from cannabis sources that include either or both CBD, or cannabidiol, and THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol will help our patients achieve effective and long lasting results with decreased negative side effects. We believe in using the products we carry to augment your existing health routine, not replace it entirely.
The products available in our dispensaries incorporate these active ingredients in forms such as:
Why cannabis for pain management?
When the treatment regime of long term, or chronic, pain requires pharmacological support, products derived from cannabis sources offer a natural alternative.
Cannabis-based pain management products have been subjected to extensive testing and research in Canada, the USA and other countries (see for example this cannabis pain management study available from the US National Library of Medicine). Many such studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of these products.