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Papers: 17 Dec 2022 - 23 Dec 2022


J Pain Res


Surveying Canadian Pain Physicians’ Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Medical Cannabis for Chronic Noncancer Pain: A Qualitative Study.


Medical cannabis is commonly and increasingly used by Canadians to manage chronic pain. As of March 2021, Health Canada reported that approximately 300,000 Canadians who were authorized to access medical cannabis, which is more than a 1000% increase from the 24,000 registered in 2015. Physicians, however, receive limited information on therapeutic cannabis during their training, and their perceptions regarding this therapeutic option are uncertain. This study focused on exploring attitudes and beliefs of pain physicians regarding medical cannabis for the management of chronic noncancer pain.