Results of a new study found that medical marijuana patients had fewer hospital visits, used less medication and had a better quality of life, which is great news for anyone considering getting a medical marijuana card.
Johns Hopkins researchers, in cooperation with Realm of Caring, a nonprofit dedicated to therapeutic marijuana research, collected data from 1,276 patients associated with the organization. Researchers surveyed subjects every three months between April 2016 and February 2018 for the study, soon-to-be published in the journal, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.
Medical marijuana users who participated in the study, recorded significant improvements in quality of life and health satisfaction over the control group. They also experienced less pain, depression, and anxiety than non-users.
This study shows clearly that cannabinoids have a very positive effect on health outcomes across the board among all age groups and demographics.
“This study shows clearly that cannabinoids have a very positive effect on health outcomes across the board among all age groups and demographics. This publication will be the first of many based on the detailed findings of this extensive data set,” Realm of Caring CEO Jonathan Hoggard told Grit Daily. “Perhaps the most dramatic finding in this study was that medicinal cannabis use was associated with 39% fewer ER visits and 46% fewer hospital admissions.”
Researchers noted that some members of the control group began using medical marijuana during the study and reported higher health and well-being levels even after the fact.
“People felt better when they started. That is a powerful signal,” said Ryan Vandrey, the researcher who authored the study, also in Grit Daily.
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