A 25-year-old female asked:
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if you have an open wound in your leg is it okay to use marijuana as a painkiller after using painkillers or should it just be used by itself?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Marijuana as Medicin: Yes. It is safe to use by itself or with other pain medications.
Answered on Oct 21, 2013
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Hoping you've had that wound checked to make sure it's not infected -- that would increase pain for sure. Also, combining pain medications with marijuana is not a good idea. Third, smoking marijuana is not a good plan if you value healthy lungs, clear perceptions, and your body's full ability to heal that wound. Be well.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013

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