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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Risks of Cannabis Use Among Veterans on Long-term Opioid Therapy
Principal Investigator:

Salomeh Keyhani

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2019 - November 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $348,906
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Despite increasing cannabis use among the general population, very little data exists on potential harms associated with use. In randomized controlled trials examining the effect of THC-based pharmaceuticals on the management of pain, adverse events included dizziness, sedation, confusion, loss of balance, nausea, vomiting, and hallucination. These side effects suggest that cannabis used in combination with opioids—which also cause, dizziness, sedation, confusion, respiratory depress...

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