many studies have looked at the effects of marijuana for chronic pain. Some studies used parts of the marijuana plant and some have used the entire plant so more research is needed. Using parts of the marijuana plant (like CBD oil) helps study specific actions of that ingredient.

CBD does not cause a high, although it does interact with pain receptors in the brain to exert pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.

Researchers suggest that marijuana or cannabinoids may be effective for treating some types of chronic pain including neuropathy.

Cannabinoids for various chronic pain

About 17,000 people with cancer, 70 percent reportedly experienced an improvement in pain and general well-being after marijuana use.