About Our Study

The SMILE Project

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).

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Study Funding

The SMILE study received an R01 Grant funded by the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Aging (AG071729-01A)