The Effects of Cannabis on Overdose and Mortality among Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy


  1. Salomeh Keyhani, MD
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Several ecologic analyses have demonstrated that rates of opioid related mortality have dropped in states with recreational legalization of cannabis. However, it is unclear how cannabis effects the individual health of opioid users. We have designed a study using national VA data to examine how cannabis use among patients on chronic opioid therapy effects mortality.