The CCOE Research Project
We believe that communication between healthcare providers and medical cannabis patients regarding referral and medication substitution must be enhanced. Therefore, continuous and evidence-based research must be conducted to advanced knowledge surrounding cannabis industry.
iCount for Veterans
A Research Platform to Connect Veterans with Cannabis Research Studies
Chronic pain is more prevalent and eminent in Veterans than in the general population - veterans aged ≥20 years were more likely to have chronic pain than non-veterans (31.5% vs. 20.1%), and a study conducted in 2020 of 1,700 US Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discovered that 32% were prescribed opioids to deal with the pain.
However, increasing opioid dosing does not appear to improve chronic pain. A study by VA Portland researchers in 2020 noted that out of 500 patients with chronic pain, nearly 20% had their opioid dose increased, although solely 3% of those patients indicated meaningful progress in pain
Through its different projects, iCount for veterans’ study is intended to discover how medical cannabis was helping veterans in Massachusetts and nationally
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Cannabis Patients and Adult-Use Consumers
A survey of 346 people found that 49% consume more cannabis since the pandemic began. Of all respondents, 53% are actively using cannabis to reduce medication use - cannabis to be most helpful for anxiety, depression, chronic & severe pain, & insomnia