Multicenter study examines safety of medical cannabis in treatment of chronic pain

9/29/15–A Canadian research team has completed a national multicenter study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic pain. They found that patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year, when carefully monitored, did not have an increase in serious adverse events compared to pain patients who did not use cannabis. It’s important to note, however, that patients were self-selected, and most were experienced users. It appears to be a relatively safe drug when used by people who have already determined that it helps them, but inconclusive about safety issues of new cannabis users. Read