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Cannabis used in pain tests
11:20am Saturday 22nd December 2012 in News
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.”