15 May 2017

Medicinal Cannabis Gives 'False Hope'

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:31 pm on 15 May 2017

A leading pain specialist is warning medicinal cannabis gives ''false hope'' for chronic pain relief.

Professor Milton Cohen is a specialist pain medicine physician based in Sydney, and he says there's not enough proof, that medicinal cannabis helps patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Professor Cohen gave a talk at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists annual meeting in Brisbane on the weekend, called Medicinal cannabis for chronic non-cancer pain: promise or pothole?

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