By Maureen Meehan, Benzinga on January 9, 2023
Nearly one in three patients with chronic pain use cannabis as an analgesic agent, and many of them say they’re substituting marijuana for opioids, according to data published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open.
Researchers with the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health surveyed 1,724 adults suffering from chronic pain who live in one of the 39 medical marijuana legal states.
The report noted that 31% of respondents said they used medical marijuana (MMJ) to manage their pain while 23% self-identified as medical cannabis consumers.
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