NEUROPATHY & Cannabis studies completed
Neuropathy is not a single disease - instead, it is a complication found in a number of different underlying medical conditions. It can also be seen without the cause being diagnosed, when doctors called it "diopathic."
The term neuropathy is short for peripheral neuropathy, meaning nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system. Only nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord are involved, so peripheral neuropathy does not include nerve damage in the central nervous system.
Science and Research
2012 - Study ~ Prescribing Cannabis for Harm Reduction.
2012 - Study ~ A
Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Assignment,
Flexible Dose, Efficacy Study of Nabilone as Adjuvant in the Treatment
of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Using an Enriched Enrollment
Randomized Withdrawal Design
2010 - News ~ Study Claims Cannabis Reduces Chronic Pain
2010 - News ~ Study: Smoking pot may ease chronic pain
2009 - Study ~ Neuropathic Pain and Endocannabinoid-Degradation Blockade
2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Peripheral Neuropathy2008 - News ~ Marijuana May Be Effective For Neuropathic Pain
2007 - News ~ Study Supports Medical Marijuana Use
2006 - News ~ In
MedPanel Summit, Leading Pain Experts Name Cannabinoids Among Most
Promising Approaches to Treating Neuropathic Pain, Assert That
Sociopolitical Climate Will Hamper Drug Approvals
2005 - Study ~ Randomized, controlled trial of cannabis-based medicine in central pain in multiple sclerosis
2005- Study ~ Ajulemic acid (IP-751): Synthesis, proof of principle, toxicity studies, and clinical trials
2002 - Study ~ The
potent emetogenic effects of the endocannabinoid, 2-AG
(2-arachidonoylglycerol) are blocked by delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol
and other cannnabinoids.
2001 - Study ~ The synthetic cannabinoid WIN55,212-2 attenuates hyperalgesia and allodynia in a rat model of neuropathic pain.
2000 - Study ~ Cannabinoid Receptor Messenger Rna Levels Decrease in a Subset of Neurons of the Lateral Striatum, Cortex and Hippocampus of Transgenic Huntington's Disease Mice.
1999 - Study ~ Analgesic effect of the cannabinoid analogue nabilone is not mediated by opioid receptors.