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Peptide could allow medical marijuana to relieve pain without side effects – Science Daily

Many people live with chronic pain, and in some cases, cannabis can provide relief. But the drug also can significantly impact memory and other cognitive functions….

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Many people live with chronic pain, and in some cases, cannabis can provide relief. But the drug also can significantly impact memory and other cognitive functions. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry have developed a peptide that, in mice, ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main component of Cannabis sativa, to fight pain without the side effects.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20% of adults in the U.S. experienced chronic pain…

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