This study aims to compare short- and long-term health outcomes in participants using conventional chronic pain treatments and participants beginning medical marijuana treatment. Pain intensity, physical and emotional functioning, and sleep will be measured to examine short-term changes. Over a 12-month period, the study will look at long-term changes in pain intensity, physical and emotional functioning, quality of life, cognitive function, and telomere length (a biological marker of aging).
The SMILE study received an R01 Grant funded by the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Aging (AG071729-01A)
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