Healthcare Utilization in Chronic Pain Patients: A Prospective Examination of Using Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes

The proposed project will evaluate the healthcare utilization of chronic pain patients using cannabis for their pain treatment while on a waitlist for a specialized pain clinic. Two hundred patients will be followed for 6-months to identify differences in the number of medical appointments or prescription medication depending if one uses cannabis for pain relief or not. Flowr will benefit by developing a better understanding of the health effects of cannabis in order to better inform their recreational and medicinal customers.

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Michelle St. Pierre
Faculty Supervisor: 
Zachary Walsh
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British Columbia
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