What Level of Pain Can Cannabis Alleviate? Ive never smoked to relieve pain. in fact, i havent smoked in over a year. This back injury is something new to me, and i was wondering this: I rate chronic pain in increments, from mild to severe: 1. OTC analgesics 2.Motrin 800 3.Tylenol #3 4.Tylenol #4 5.Vicodin 6.Darvocet This is the gamut i have run over time, battling back pain. my question, to someone who can relate, is this: In your opinion, could cannabis help me? and if so,will it allow me to get slightly medicated but leave me alert enough to perform my daily routine? Example: when i am required to do some precision task that requires sharp thought/motor skills, i wont take the full dose of my painkillers. in situations like this, i am not pain free, but i am not in agony either. think i could do that with weed?