Feeling Chronic Pain? Befriend Mary Jane

Canadian researchers have found that smoking cannabis can help chronic pain, ease sleep and reduce anxiety.

Twenty-one participants who experienced chronic neuropathic pain took part in the study. For at least three months, the participants smoked variations of marijuana three times a day for five days each. In-between treatments, they would stay smoke-free. The most potent concentration was 9.4% tetrahydrocannabinol (the active ingredient in cannabis), followed by one of 6%, one of 2.5% and one with no THC at all.

The findings were published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.