Is there a need for weed? The role of cannabinoids in managing neuropathic pain

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Neuropathic pain stems from dysfunction of, or injury to, the nervous system, and may be chronic, severe and disabling. Because neuropathic pain relief following pharmaceutical intervention is often modest, the search for treatment options continues. Cannabinoids and their derivatives have shown efficacy in mostly small studies in patients with neuropathic pain associated with multiple sclerosis and other conditions, including patients who have not responded to standard treatments

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