• July 25, 2021
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  • Cannabis provides relief for endometriosis sufferers, study finds

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    Some women desperate for relief from the chronic pain of endometriosis have found using cannabis provides more effective relief from their symptoms than other over-the-counter or prescribed medication, a new study reveals.

    Of the 213 women surveyed who had ever used cannabis—either prescribed or illicit—for their endometriosis symptoms, 170 (almost 80 percent) were current users.

    The majority of those who had stopped using cannabis did so because of its illegal status or because they weren’t able to find a regular supplier. None of the women stopped because it was not effective in controlling or easing their symptoms.

    The paper was authored by the researchers from the University of Otago, in collaboration with those from the University of Western Sydney and Endometriosis New Zealand. While the researchers stressed the paper was not undertaken to advocate the use of illicit cannabis, they say it has highlighted a potential lack of effective available , access to  and how desperate women can get when living with chronic pain.

    Read full article here: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-02-cannabis-relief-endometriosis.html

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