Neuropathic pain can be caused due to medical conditions or disease and there have been numerous studies conducted using medical marijuana to examine if it is a viable treatment. The findings of these studies showed significant data that medical marijuana is effective in relieving neuropathic pain without some of the effects caused by conventional medications that are used.
One of the studies was conducted by researchers at the University of California Davis to discover if medical marijuana produces analgesia for patients with neuropathic pain. There were 38 participants involved in this study that were split into groups and given either a high dosage or low dosage, and then there were participants given a placebo. The study proved marijuana is able to work as effectively as opioids, without the addictive factors. The researchers noted that both high and low dosages of medical marijuana were able to produce equal analgesic effects.