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Medical Cannabis: A Focus on Use in Chronic Pain
Cannabis has been legalized, decriminalized or approved for medical use in every US state except Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin,and Wyoming. The number of medical Cannabis users in the US is somewhere between 3 and 9 million. A review of individual states’ registries shows that the overwhelming majority of medical cannabis users are managing pain. Because most registries are designed to access and track tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-type Cannabis products, the reasons for using cannabidiol (CBD) products are less clear. An online survey of 2,409 patients found that CBD was used for a variety of medical conditions, most frequently chronic pain, arthritis/joint pain, and anxiety... Read More »

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