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"Recent studies have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids to treat pain, yet none have compared the analgesic effectiveness of smoked marijuana to orally administered tetrahydrocannabinol (THC; dronabinol)."
"The magnitude of peak change in pain sensitivity and tolerance did not differ between marijuana and dronabinol, although dronabinol produced analgesia that was of a longer duration."
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Comparison of the Analgesic Effects of Dronabinol and Smoked Marijuana In Daily Marijuana Smokers
Ziva D Cooper, Sandra D Comer and Margaret Haney
Neuropsychopharmacology April 22, 2013; doi:10.1038/npp.2013.97
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