According to a study by Columbia University marijuana pills provide stronger pain relief than when a person smokes the drug.

The pill is called Dronabinol, it consists of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the main ingredient in marijuana.

Reportedly, the pill has been proven to provide relief for AIDS and chemotherapy patients.

The researchers said:

“Recent studies have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids to treat pain, yet none have compared the analgesic effectiveness of smoked marijuana to orally administered tetrahydrocannabinol (THC; dronabinol).”

The researchers studied 30 patients, 15 male and 15 female. In one of the experiments, the patients stuck their hands in freezing water, it was found that more people who took the marijuana pill felt the pain later than those who didn’t.

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