Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
The subject of marijuana use for treatment of phantom limb pain is still controversial. However, a study published in 2015 tested the effectiveness of marijuana for pain in patients who are resistant to traditional treatments and found that weed was more effective with less debilitating side effects as traditional opioid drugs. The results of this study concluded by revealing that, even at low-doses, marijuana can be an effective option for patients suffering neuropathic pain (phantom limb pain).
The best method of consumption depends on the severity of the pain. For stinging and burning pain that is debilitating, smoking or vaporizing weed will provide the most immediate relief. Some report feeling relief from the pain within minutes. For numb or throbbing pain that lasts for hours, edibles might be a better solution because the effects will also last for hours.
Disclaimer: Phantom Limb Pain is a condition characterized by severe pain. Severe pain is a condition approved for medical marijuana treatment in Nevada. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (8/29/16)