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2023 Jan 24

Eur J Pain

Face validity of the ICD-10 criteria of substance abuse and dependence for patients prescribed cannabis-based medicines for chronic pain – a survey of pain medicine physicians in Canada, Germany and Israel.


A major concern with cannabis-based medicines and medical cannabis (CbM) is the risk of abuse and dependence. The face validity of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) criteria for cannabis dependence in patients prescribed CbM for chronic pain has not been assessed.