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Marijuana and hemp products touted for pain, anxiety relief

Channel 9 NJ's Chasing News reports on marijuana and hemp products that are being utilized for pain and anxiety relief.

Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR, medical director of Presurgical Chronic Pain Management at HSS, explains that there haven't been a lot of studies on either product but that she recommends patients start off with CBD oil instead of hemp oil

"I generally tend to use it to treat musculoskeletal pain," said Dr. Rim. "I see a lot of patients with arthritis. If they're not tolerating the usual anti-inflammatory medications, or if it's not effective, it's definitely something that can be added to their regimen."

Watch the segment at YouTube.com. It also aired on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.