CCOE Research Studies
We believe that improving communication between healthcare providers and medical cannabis patients is crucial for enhancing referral and medication substitution. Therefore, it is imperative to conduct continuous and evidence-based research to advance knowledge in the 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.
Research & Publications
This crowd-sourced list of research and publications related to the cannabis and entheogenic medicines will be updated periodically. We rely on community members (YOU!) to share their materials with the broader cannabis community. To include your articles, papers, presentations, and other contents, please submit here
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Previous Research Studies
Explore the Study – Discover Citizen Science in Cannabis Research
Dive into the cutting-edge research paper 'Creating Cannabis Citizen Scientists' and uncover the power of community-based methodologies in understanding cannabis use in Massachusetts and across the U.S. This study showcases how citizen science breaks through regulatory barriers to bring valuable insights into cannabis effectiveness for health and wellness. Click to access this pivotal research and join the movement of informed cannabis knowledge expansion.
Post-Traumatic Stress: How Medical Cannabis Is Helping Veterans with PTSD
The 2019 Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study collected anonymous data from US military veterans on health conditions, treatments, cannabis use, and effectiveness for issues like PTSD and chronic pain. Early findings indicate cannabis helps some vets reduce medications.
Explore the Report – Unveil New Jersey's Cannabis Landscape
Discover the groundbreaking work of Marion McNabb, David Ritter, and the team at the Cannabis Center of Excellence. Their latest research offers insightful perspectives on cannabis, driving innovation and knowledge. Don't miss out on their transformative findings. Learn more about their pioneering studies here.