Quarter Of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana To Treat Symptoms, Study Finds

September 25,2017 | By MIAMI (CBSMiami)

About one-quarter of cancer patients have used marijuana in the past year. That’s according to a new study in the journal Cancer. Researchers found most patients use marijuana to relieve pain and nausea or to help cope with stress, depression, and insomnia. The study included more than 900 cancer patients in Seattle, a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana. Among the active users, researchers found 74-percent reported using marijuana at least once a week, 56-percent reported using the drug at least once a day and 31-percent reported using the drug multiple times a day. Smoking and consuming edibles were the most common ways of using the drug, the researchers found.

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