For a plant classified by the federal government as having “no currently accepted medical use,” cannabis boasts a surprising range of potential medical applications. One may turn out to be chronic pain relief. States with medical marijuana laws show a significant drop in painkiller prescriptions, as well as reductions in hospital admissions relating to opioid abuse and dependence, indicating many people find cannabis preferable to opioids in managing pain. Compared to opioids such as morphine and codeine, cannabis has more agreeable side effects and a lower risk of dependence.

Cannabis is also more effective at treating neuropathic pain (pain caused by nerve damage) where opioids offer little help. In a nation ravaged by opioid addiction, which kills some twenty thousand people per year, an effective painkiller that reduces opioid use should be celebrated as a godsend and prioritized for further study.

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