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Study: Medical Cannabis Enrollees Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use

Chicago, IL—(ENEWSPF)—October 5, 2017


Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care.

Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to use cannabis therapy under Illinois law.

Respondents frequently reported using medical cannabis "as an alternative to other medications . . .

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