March 23, 2023 from Cannabis Health
New data from the UK shows that medicinal cannabis improves quality of life in patients with a range of chronic conditions.
Real-world analysis of over 2,500 patients enrolled on the UK Medical Cannabis Registry, which is run by Sapphire Medical Clinics, explores the effects of prescription cannabis on a broad range of chronic conditions.
As the number of medicinal cannabis patients continues to rise in the UK, with somewhere between 25,000 – 30,000 people now thought to have a legal prescription, the new study highlights that just over 50% of patients are being prescribed the medication for chronic pain, whilst a quarter of patients receive the therapy for mental health conditions.
A picture of cannabis patients in the UK
Data was collected from patients attending Sapphire Clinics between December 2019- February 2022, who completed follow up questionnaires at one, three, six and 12 months after treatment.
In total, 2,833 patients were included in the analysis, 43% were female and 57% male, with an average age of 42.