There’s a reason why it’s sometimes said that you shouldn’t smoke cannabis before getting a tattoo or when recovering from a minor injury. Why? High doses of THC can actually make consumers more sensitive to pain.
Plus, though subjective, sometimes THC can also cause consumers to focus or fixate on pain sensations, which can also amplify the pain experience. Here’s why cannabis sometimes makes pain worse:Why cannabis sometimes makes pain worseRelief from chronic pain is one of the primary reasons patients seek medical cannabis recommendations.
Indeed, a 2016 survey of 271 cannabis patients found that 63 percent of consumers opted for cannabis over prescription drugs. 30 percent reported that they use the herb over addictive prescription painkillers like opioids.
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