Cannabis improves quality of life in UK patients with chronic conditions

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.

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