Pain, Sleep

Cannabis, Pain, Sleep: Lessons from Cannabis Drug Trials


Cannabis sativa L. has been used for the treatment of pain and sleep disorders since ancient times.

Experience to date with Sativex in multiple Phase I-III studies in 2000 subjects with 1000 patient-years of exposure demonstrates a marked improvement in subjective sleep parameters in patients with a wide variety of pain conditions, including multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathic pain, intractable cancer pain, and rheumatoid arthritis, with an acceptable adverse event profile.

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