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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Cannabis Use and Health among VHA Primary Care Patients
Principal Investigator:

Frederic C. Blow

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $234,108
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Although more than 1 million Veterans regularly use cannabis (i.e., have used cannabis within the past month), only limited research has investigated cannabis use among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients. Furthermore, existing health records do not ascertain use that is below the threshold of a cannabis use disorder, suggesting that a substantial portion of patients who regularly use cannabis are not documented or monitored by their VHA providers. This absence of data is c...

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