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Cannabis used in pain tests

The ability of cannabis to relieve pain differs greatly between people, Oxford University research suggests.

Researchers gave a pill including a cannabis compound and then applied a cream to their skin which causes a burning feeling.

The 12 participants then underwent an MRI scan to see how they responded.

Lead researcher Dr Michael Lee said: “Cannabis does not seem to act like conventional pain medicine. Some people respond really well, others not at all, or even poorly.”

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3:45pm Sat 22 Dec 12

oafie says...

This is really nothing new.
This is really nothing new. oafie
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4:30pm Sat 22 Dec 12

gymrat34 says...

oafie wrote:
This is really nothing new.
This is obvious as everyone has different tolerances to pain, students at Oxford University probably just wanted an excuse to use the substance.
[quote][p][bold]oafie[/bold] wrote: This is really nothing new.[/p][/quote]This is obvious as everyone has different tolerances to pain, students at Oxford University probably just wanted an excuse to use the substance. gymrat34
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4:31pm Sat 22 Dec 12

gymrat34 says...

Didn't mean to quote the above post - nm.
Didn't mean to quote the above post - nm. gymrat34
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