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2020 Jan 24

Curr Pain Headache Rep



The Role of Cannabidiol (CBD) in Chronic Pain Management: An Assessment of Current Evidence.


Boyaji S, Merkow J, Elman NRM, Kaye AD, Yong JR, Urman RD
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2020 Jan 24; 24(2):4.
PMID: 31980957.


Given the growing challenges in chronic pain management coupled with the ongoing consequences of the opioid epidemic, pain management practitioners are looking into more effective, innovative, and safer alternatives to treat pain. Cannabis-based medicine had been described for hundreds of years but only recently have we seen the more scientific, evidence-based approach to its use, and ongoing investigations continue to explore its potential medical benefits. While historically more attention has been paid to the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), there have been fewer scientific studies on the medical use of the cannabidiol (CBD) – a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.