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2022 May 23

Clin Exp Rheumatol

Medical cannabis use by rheumatology patients in routine clinical care: results from The Ontario Best Practices Research Initiative.


Rampakakis E, Thorne C, Cesta A, Movahedi M, Li XY, Mously C, Ahluwalia V, Brophy J, Ciaschini P, Keystone E, Lau A, Major G, Pavlova V, Pope JE, Bombardier C
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2022 May 23.
PMID: 35616591.


Medical cannabis is often used to alleviate common symptoms in patients with chronic conditions. With cannabis legalisation in Canada and easier access, it is important that rheumatologists understand its potential impact on their practice. Among patients attending rheumatology clinics in Ontario we assessed: the prevalence of medical cannabis use; symptoms treated; rheumatologists' perceptions.