Researchers have identified chronic pain as the most commonly listed condition specified on medical cannabis applications.
Medical cannabis program enrollment jumped by over four times between 2016 and 2020, reaching nearly three million patients in 2020, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Researchers, led by Kevin F. Boehnke, Ph.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, found that increased enrollment was clustered in states that had medical-only cannabis programs, while enrollment declined or stayed the same in the states with fully legal cannabis. At the moment, 37 U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana with Mississippi being the most recent. Eighteen states have legalized recreational cannabis.
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