Medical Cannabis Trial Underway for Australian Football Players With Chronic Pain

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op

LIFE Medical cannabis trial underway for Australian football players with chronic pain Each of the patients, who were taking at least 60-milligrams of morphine a day for chronic pain, showed "significant improvement" in pain interference scores. By Sam Riches The trials are being conducted by Zelira Therapeutics, a medical cannabis company, and seek to demonstrate the efficacy of medical cannabis for patients who traditionally rely on opioids for chronic pain. Photo: AFL Instagram

For Australian football player Ryan Gale, his previous years of athletic glory have been replaced by a harsh new reality.

Gales lives with chronic pain due to his injuries and required a hip replacement at just 33-years-old.

“I don’t think I ever went one week without pain somewhere,” Gale told 7NEWS.

Now Gale and other ex-athletes are hoping to benefit from a medical cannabis trial that is underway at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne and Emerald Clinics in Perth.

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