Here is some reading and background information concerning chronic pain and cannabis. Please note some of these may not be the latest information but are included to offer a wide range of sources and opinions, they do not constitute medical advice, and in almost every case more research is needed before there is certainty.
Chronic pain is a condition in which pain unrelated to cancer persists beyond the usual recovery period, or occurs with a chronic health condition, such as joint pain or arthritis. Symptoms of chronic pain include burning pain, muscle aches, fatigue, anxiety, mood and sleep problems, decreased flexibility, and loss of stamina. Medical cannabis can help those suffering from chronic pain by increasing appetite, decreasing pain and anxiety, and assisting in mood regulation and sleep problems.