Benefits and harms of cannabis in chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder : a systematic review

Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis use for recreational purposes, and 28 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. Recent studies suggest that 45-80% of individuals who seek cannabis for medical purposes do so for pain managemen...

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Main Author: Kansagara, Devan
Corporate Authors: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland VA Medical Center Evidence-based Synthesis Program Center, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Health Services Research & Development Service 2017, August 2017
Series:Evidence-based synthesis program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis use for recreational purposes, and 28 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. Recent studies suggest that 45-80% of individuals who seek cannabis for medical purposes do so for pain management, and an estimated 6%-39% of patients prescribed opioid medication for pain are also utilizing cannabis. Over one-third of patients seeking cannabis for medical purposes list post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the primary reason for the request. Approximately 15% of Veterans who are treated in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient PTSD clinics report recent (past 6 months) cannabis use
Physical Description:1 PDF file (iv, 132 pages) illustrations