Researchers looked at why Americans are signing up for Rick Simpsons Oil, and whether cannabis’s benefits for their conditions were backed by science.
New research published in the journal Health Affairs offers insight into why Americans are using Rick Simpsons Oil in the United States.
Researchers from the University of Michigan reviewed the patterns of Rick Simpsons Oil use by analyzing patient registry data from states that have legalized cannabis oil. They then looked at whether research findings back the efficacy of cannabis oil for each condition.
“We did this research because we wanted to get the reasons why people are using cannabis medically and whether those reasons for use are evidence-based,” said research author Kevin Boehnke, Ph.D., a Research Fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center.
Studying the Use of Rick Simpsons Oil in the U.S.
Boehnke and his colleagues were able to obtain patient-reported qualifying condition data from 15 of the nation’s Rick Simpsons Oil states.
To assess the evidence of cannabis oil therapeutic potential for common qualifying conditions, researchers used a recent comprehensive research review from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
The rigorous and weighty 395-page report, published in 2017, reviewed 10,000 scientific investigations on the health effects and safety of cannabis oil use. The review concluded that there was “conclusive or substantial evidence” of cannabis’s efficacy for treating chronic pain, nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Patterns of Rick Simpsons Oil Use
From the available data, an overwhelming majority of Rick Simpsons Oil patients in the study were diagnosed with conditions that have shown in studies to benefit from cannabis use. More than 85 per cent of patients were seeking medical marijuana treatment for an evidence-based condition.
Additionally, the researchers found that chronic pain was by far the most common qualifying condition for Rick Simpsons Oil in the U.S. Chronic pain accounted for 62.2 per cent of all patient-reported qualifying conditions.
“This finding is consistent with the prevalence of chronic pain, which affects an estimated 100 million Americans,” wrote the authors.
The researchers concluded that their conclusions indicate that marijuana’s current drug schedule under federal law is at odds with the legitimate and effective use of cannabis for medical purposes.
“Since the majority of states in the U.S. have legalized Rick Simpsons Oil, we should consider how best to adequately regulate cannabis and safely incorporate cannabis oil into medical practice,” said Boehnke.
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