Medical marijuana use for chronic pain: risks and benefits

J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2012;26(1):68-9. doi: 10.3109/15360288.2011.652350.


Questions from patients about medical marijuana use for chronic pain are becoming more common. The information in this report will help patients understand the potential risks and benefits of using this substance for painful conditions.

MeSH terms

  • Cannabis / adverse effects*
  • Chronic Pain / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy / adverse effects
  • Phytotherapy / methods*
  • Plant Preparations / therapeutic use*


  • Plant Preparations