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Harm Reduction

Prescribing cannabis for harm reduction.

By | Behavior & Behavior Mechanisms, Harm Reduction, Opioids, Pain, Substance-Related Disorders

Authors: Mark Collen
Harm Reduction Journal, 1 January 2012

Neuropathic pain affects between 5% and 10% of the US population and can be refractory to treatment. Opioids may be recommended as a second-line pharmacotherapy but have risks including overdose and death. Cannabis has been shown to be effective for treating nerve pain without…

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