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Roughly 1 Out of Every 3 Chronic Pain Patients Use Cannabis For Pain Relief

According to a new survey published in Canada, roughly 1 out of every 3 patients experiencing chronic pain use cannabis for pain management. This study was released a few weeks ago by the Canadian Journal of Pain.

According to the research, roughly 2,000 patients were assessed and over 30% admitted to using cannabis for their pain. It is also important to note that in this area (Quebec), cannabis is legal for recreational and medical use.

Also, within the research article, it was found that cannabis usage was more likely to be seen with the younger patients when compared to the older ones. The study found no difference in usage between men and women. Both genders consume the substance at relatively similar levels.

The Canadian Journal issued this statement on the research, “Cannabis is thus a common treatment reported in people living with CP [chronic pain]… Our study re-emphasizes the importance of rapidly generating evidence on the safety and effectiveness of cannabis, in addition to age-tailored education and awareness efforts among people living with CP.”

Read the unedited article from Norml here.

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