Study to investigate self-medicating cannabis users

The results of the research can be used to inform the future political debate about what is still a hot political issue
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A new Danish study aims to shine a light on the patterns of medicinal cannabis consumption among users who chose to go outide the official channels. From January 1 this year it has been legal for general practitioners to prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients with spinal chord injuries, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy side-effects. But evidence suggests there could be a large number of other people who are self-medicating, reports DR Nyheder. Sinikka Kvamme, a PhD researcher at the Center for Rusmiddelforskning drug research centre, believes that the number could be as high as 60,000 after finding a Facebook group that discusses the growing trend. (See also: Doctors refusing to prescribe medicinal cannabis despite governmental trial)