Cannabis Acceptance as Legitimate Pain Relief Medication

By Timmen L. Cermak MD, Psychology Today on January 26, 2023

A new survey shows how frequently cannabis is used to treat chronic pain.

Fifty million American adults (20 percent) suffer from chronic pain, with almost 20 million having high-impact chronic pain, defined as substantially restricting activities for six months or more. A new study, reviewed by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, now shows how well-accepted cannabis has become as a treatment for chronic pain in states permitting its medicinal use.[1]

Research on medical cannabis use for chronic pain
The study surveyed 1,661 adults from March to April 2022 aged 18 years or older (mean age 52) with noncancer chronic pain who lived in states with active medical cannabis programs.

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