Dalhousie Researcher Investigates Use of Marijuana for Arthritis Pain

A Dalhousie University researcher is hoping to find out if medical marijuana can help repair arthritic joints and relieve pain.

Dr. Jason McDougall, a professor in the department of pharmacology and anesthesia at the Halifax university, is using a three-year research grant from the Arthritis Society to study how cannabis compounds can manage arthritis pain.

The society says the majority of patients authorized to use medical cannabis in Canada use it to manage their arthritis, a painful inflammation of the joints.

The nerves of an arthritis sufferer are like “wires that have been stripped of their coating,” McDougall told CBC Radio’s Information Morning.

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