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Medical Cannabis Professional

Age: 47
Gender: Male
Location: Canada

Patient History

Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back & Neck Problems
  • Chronic Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Insomnia

Additional Conditions

Stress

Overall health, well-being and quality of life before medical cannabis

Pretty good - I’ve used cannabis for many years and prior to being diagnosed with medical conditions. I believe that my consumption has always been “medical” in the sense of cannabis providing a positive health effect to me whether I was consuming it “for fun” or to obtain specific therapeutic effects.

Overall quality of life before being introduced to medical cannabis: 8

Patient Process

Path to cannabis

I’ve used cannabis since my teen years. I came to understand it to be an effective treatment for various conditions as I learned more about it and as my intentions related to consumption have changed.

Products Tried

I’ve consumed cannabis via smoking, vaping, edibles, capsules, drinks, topicals and essentially anything other way possible. All have worked for me from time to time.

Patient Experience

How Cannabis has had an impact on patient's day to day life

Medical cannabis provides me with improved quality of life. I am productive and generally happy and in relatively good health.

Under Doctor's Supervision?

Yes

Additional doctor supervision information

I consume cannabis for pain and inflammation relief, primarily, with the knowledge and support of my physician.

Discontinued Medication

No

Cannabis has changed the use of other controlled substances

Yes

Additional info about controlled substance use

I ceased smoking tobacco by using cannabis. In addition I have significantly reduced alcohol consumption due to increased cannabis edible consumption.

Other lifestyle changes adopted along with medical Cannabis

Yes

Additional info about lifestyle changes

Yes, but not contemporaneously with the inception of medical cannabis consumption.

Overall quality of life after being introduced to medical cannabis: 8

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