According to the study, it is effective for chronic pain, but not acute pain, so it sounds as if it comes back to a diagnosis…acute or chronic? BD
MONDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Oral cannabis (a form of medical marijuana) was ineffective in treating certain types of acute pain and actually increased sensitivity to some other kinds of discomfort, say researchers at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Their study included 18 healthy women who were given oral cannabis or a placebo. The women were then evaluated for heat and electrical pain thresholds in skin areas that had induced sunburn. This is an accepted method of assessing response to acute pain. However, cannabis may remain a viable treatment option for certain types of chronic pain.