If you suffer from ongoing pain, you’re not alone. The Center for Disease Control estimates nearly 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, defined as persistent pain that can last weeks or even years. This type of pain is a common problem and can make the challenges of everyday life difficult to overcome, and traditional pain management strategies may do more harm than good. The good news? Medical marijuana patients seeking alternative pain management strategies have reported varying levels of therapeutic success using weed to ease chronic pain.