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cannabis associated with decreased opiate medication use in retrospective cross-sectional survey of chronic pain patients

@inproceedings{Boehnke2016cannabisAW,
  title={cannabis associated with decreased opiate medication use in retrospective cross-sectional survey of chronic pain patients},
  author={Kevin F. Boehnke and Evangelos Litinas and D. Clauw},
  year={2016}
}
Opioids are commonly used to treat patients with ch ronic pain (CP), though there is little evidence th at they are effective for long term CP treatment. Prev ious studies reported strong associations between passage of medical cannabis laws and decrease in op ioid verdose statewide. Our aim was to examine whether using medical cannabis for CP changed indiv idual patterns of opioid use. Using an online questionnaire, we conducted a cross-sectional retro spective survey of 244 medical cannabis… CONTINUE READING

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