Nearly a third of people with chronic pain turn to cannabis

JAMA Network Open (2023). DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.49797.″

Self-reported Change in the Use of Common Nonpharmacologic Pain Treatments Due to Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 18 Years or Older With Chronic Pain in March to April 2022 Measures for nonpharmacologic pain treatments were from a survey fielded from March 3, 2022, to April 11, 2022, of adults aged at least 18 years living in states with medical cannabis laws who reported having chronic noncancer pain (n = 1661), used cannabis at any time (n = 495), and who used nonpharmacologic treatments for pain (n = 362). Respondents were asked “Has your use of cannabis to manage your chronic pain changed your use of any of the below?” with possible responses of increased, decreased, or no change. Bars signify the weighted proportion reporting an increased use or decreased use. Credit: JAMA Network Open (2023). DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.49797.

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