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Cannabis users feel MORE pain

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

A study conducted in Colorado analyzed about 260 people involved in minor vehicle accidents. It found:


  • "After an injury, cannabis users require higher doses of painkillers than non users"

  • "Higher painkiller doses prolongs people's hospital stay and delays their recovery"


"Users may also experience drug withdrawal, such as nausea and vomiting, which can delay healing."


"Other prescription or illegal drugs do not have the same effect on users' pain levels."


This article also includes a section on marijuana's effect on mental health, including increased risk for psychosis.


Author: Alexandra Thompson


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