Agelwing, I have experience with lots of pain meds, as I have been dealing with Chronic Pain for 15+ years. I would suggest you research Cesamet or Nabilone if you are considering Medical Cannabis, as it is a prescribed drug, however it is synthetic Cannabis. I tried it and found it too strong as I was "high" quite badly, and to me that is no way to function daily. I also tried numerous Opioids to no avail. I currently use Medical Cannabis as it is legal in Canada, and regulated by our government. It is very difficult to get to strain effectiveness; you have to do a trial & error approach. The cost is not prohibitive if it works, and believe me it is the only medication that has helped me, as what it does is stop your brain from focusing on the pain. I currently vaporize it so I don't inhale the bad smoke. The vaporizor boils the medicine. Good luck in your research, just my 2 cents!
55 y/o male with Chronic Back Pain - Large Vertabrae Osteophytes, Right Shoulder Osteo Arthritis (OA), Hip OA.