Clinical Studies and Case Reports

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TitleThe medicinal use of cannabis in the UK: results of a nationwide survey.
Author(s)Ware MA, Adams H, Guy GW.
Journal, Volume, IssueInt J Clin Pract 2005;59(3):291-5.
Major outcome(s)Cannabis use was reported by 25 % of patients with chronic pain and 22 % of patients with multiple sclerosis
IndicationAbstract
MedicationCannabis

The use of cannabis for medical purposes is a controversial but an important topic of public and scientific interest. We report on the results of a self-administered questionnaire study conducted in the United Kingdom between 1998 and 2002. The questionnaire consisted of 34 items and included demographic data, disease and medication use patterns and cannabis use profiles. Subjects were self-selected; 3663 questionnaires were distributed and 2969 were returned [1805 (60.9%) women, mean age 52.7 years (SD 12.7)]. Medicinal cannabis use was reported by patients with chronic pain (25%), multiple sclerosis and depression (22% each), arthritis (21%) and neuropathy (19%). Medicinal cannabis use was associated with younger age, male gender and previous recreational use (p < 0.001). While caution must be exercised in interpreting these data, they point to the need for clinical studies of cannabis and cannabinoids with standardised and quality-controlled products.

Route(s)Inhalation;Oral
Dose(s)
Duration (days)
Participants2669 patients with different diseases
DesignSurvey
Type of publicationMedical journal
Address of author(s)Pain Centre, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada. mark.ware@muhc.mcgill.ca
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