Medicinal cannabis alleviates neurological and pain-related disorders, a new study shows

Through Johanna Skopl

An online study conducted by Realm of Caring, a cannabis advocacy group, and researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that “medicinal cannabis use can improve the quality of life for those unable to break free from traditional methods.” “.

The study results, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, showed that medicinal cannabis helped alleviate various neurological disorders and pain-related conditions that affected the participants.

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“Realm of Caring participates in IRB (Institutional Review Board) approved research to ensure we are truly helping people improve the quality of their lives,” said Sasha Kalcheff-Korn, Executive Director of Realm of Caring.

Method: Study participants who used medicinal cannabis were invited to participate in anonymous surveys to provide feedback on their experiences. “Of the 808 respondents to the study, 77% reported positive effects – with 28% citing reduced pain, 18% noting improved sleep and 22% experiencing reduced anxiety.

“This study highlights several concerns that we are actively addressing, such as: B. Providing information to the medical community, partnering with quality product companies for more affordable options, and providing free one-on-one support to help alleviate unwanted side effects. Realm of Caring will continue to collect and publish data to ensure we are fulfilling our mission,” added Kalcheff-Korn.

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Study participants also described many of the issues they face as medicinal cannabis patients, such as:

“In terms of patient concerns, commonly reported issues included a lack of information for medicinal cannabis support (with 16% of participants citing this concern) and 12% citing prohibitive costs as an additional concern,” reads a press release.

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Through research and education, the Realm of Caring (RoC) aims to facilitate mainstream acceptance of cannabinoid-based therapies and build an empowered community. In addition, RoC reaffirmed its commitment to exploring novel healthcare options to improve the quality of life.

This article originally appeared on Benzinga and has been republished with permission.

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