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Do cannabinoid drugs have a therapeutic value as analgesics?

Nicola Jane Whiteley, RN, Dip HE.Clinical Research Nurse, Imperial College School of Medicine, Department of Anaesthetics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Campus, LondonThe current political climate and proposals by Home Secretary David Blunkett to reclassify cannabis from a Class B to Class C drug have increased people's interest in cannabis as a recreational drug. But it also has important implications for the use of its constituent cannabinoids for therapeutic benefit.

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