Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Moderation in All Things

When we give you good news about the medicinal value of pot, like its possible use against brain tumors we reported yesterday, we also are obligated to give you bad news. Turns out, as in all other things, moderation is key.

Smoking large amounts of cannabis for therapeutic reasons may increase rather than reduce pain, a US study suggests.

The pain-relieving qualities of cannabis have long been hailed, and several countries have made it available for medicinal purposes.

But quantity is key, according to the study in the journal Anesthesiology.

University of California researchers found moderate use had the greatest impact on pain in 15 volunteers, while large doses actually made pain worse.

I guess this puts an end to getting your pot at Costco or Sam’s.

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