Pain relief from MJ is not just in our heads.
Like many others, I thought the pain relief I felt from MJ was simply a byproduct of the relaxing effects of MJ but medical research is showing that THC and CB1 (components of MJ) are actually effective treatment for inflamation and pain. I read these medical papers and my jaw droped to the floor! I had no idea this research had bin done. You may find these Med. research papers interesting. It is a compleatly legal web page dedicated to the professional medical reasearch done on the effects of MJ as a medicine. There is a special section on pain and inflamation and how MJ has shown to be an effective pain and inflamation treatment in labratory test. Many of the findings are supported by recreating the same tests in seperate studies. Many interesting reads for persons interested in the medical use of MJ.
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