Mary Berry is not the first person you would expect to be involved with cannabis. The 84-year-old former Great British Bake Off presenter is a devout Christian and the epitome of respectable Middle England.
With the opioid epidemic reaching new heights in the USA, it has become critical to find suitable alternatives to opioids. Cannabis, an antinociceptive, is a strong contender to help patients reduce their opioid usage. The practical clinical pharmacology of cannabis as an analgesic, including the route of administration, safety and pharmacokinetics, are discussed to address the concerns, as well as possible solutions, of cannabis as a pain reliever.