Associations Between Medical Cannabis And Prescription Opioid Use In Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Cohort Study

Pain (Chronic Non-Malignant)

Key Findings

The clinically and statistically significant evidence of an association between MCP enrollment and opioid prescription cessation and reductions and improved quality of life warrants further investigations on cannabis as a potential alternative to prescription opioids for treating chronic pain.

Information and Links


Link: Associations Between Medical Cannabis And Prescription Opioid Use In Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Cohort Study

Year: 2017

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187795


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Pain (Chronic Non-Malignant) — 4


Probability toward demonstrable efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Pain (Chronic Non-Malignant) according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Opioids and cannabis