Cannabinoid-Opioid Interaction in Chronic Pain

Are you worried about giving your ailing relative cannabis oil while they are on morphine? Don’t! The jury is in – multiple sources cited below.  Getting a patient off morphine, and onto cannabinoids is probably the best thing you can do for them, but in the meantime, its perfectly safe to wean off morphine while taking cannabis – in fact, it will enhance the pain killing effects.

Article 1: from Cornerstone Collective

Everyone knows that cannabis delivers various medical benefits, perhaps the most important one being pain relief.  Other drugs relieve pain, and doctors normally prescribe opiates or opioids to relieve severe pain.  However, opioid side effects include sedation, nausea and vomiting, and addiction. Nevertheless, the medical and cannabis communities have good cause to learn more about …

Source: Cannabinoid-Opioid Interaction in Chronic Pain, A Review · Cornerstone Collective Blog Archive » Cornerstone Collective

Article 2: from PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14706563

Article 3: from Nature Publishing Group

http://www.maps.org/research-archive/mmj/Abrams_2011_Cannabinoid_Opioid.pdf

Article 4: from Natural Medicine Journal

http://naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2012-06/cannabinoid-opioid-interaction-chronic-pain

Still need more proof? Google the term “morphine THC interactions” and you’ll find all you need to convince you.

 

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