KEY ISSUES:

Medical cannabis

The issue

Medical cannabis has well-documented analgesic properties that make it an effective medicine to treat many cases of chronic pain. It is an especially valuable option for patients for have not experienced effective relief with traditional pain relief options.

The problem

More than half of the states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, have medical marijuana and cannabis programs. But they may only be available to certain, highly specific patient populations, and not necessarily all those who have chronic pain.

Our position

We believe people with chronic illness and pain should have access to all safe, effective treatments, including medical cannabis. Read our full position statement here.