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Cannabis use reported by patients receiving primary care in a large health system

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Cannabis use and risk of cannabis use disorder were common, and more than three-quarters of patients who reported any cannabis use reported doing so to manage a health-related symptom in this study. These findings suggest that integration of information regarding cannabis use for symptom management could help provide a crucial point-of-care opportunity for clinicians to understand their patients’ risk for cannabis use disorder. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Marjan Javanbakht, M.P.H., Ph.D., email

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