Pain

Medical cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic pain: a clinical practice
guideline

UNDERSTANDING THE RECOMMENDATION
The recommendation is weak because of the close
balance between benefits and harms of medical
cannabis for chronic pain. It reflects a high value
placed on small to very small improvements in self
reported pain intensity, physical functioning, and
sleep quality, and willingness to accept a small to
modest risk of mostly self limited and transient
harms. Shared decision making is required to ensure
patients make choices that reflect their values and
personal context. Further research is warranted and
may alter this recommendation