22 per cent of U.S. adults under 35 who have chronic pain are turning to cannabis

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Doctor recommends young people wanting to manage their pain should instead start with non-drug treatments like massage therapy, yoga, physical therapy and exercise.

Dr. Wayne Jonas, executive director of Integrative Health Programs at Samueli Foundation, acknowledges that cannabis and CBD have been shown to help ease pain related to various conditions, including cancer.

Still, “there’s insufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of CBD and cannabis in treating common chronic pain conditions,” Dr. Jonas reports in a statement from the Samueli Foundation, which strives to create societal value by investing in innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable ideas. []

Source: 22 per cent of U.S. adults under 35 who have chronic pain are turning to cannabis | Regina Leader Post

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