Medical Marijuana Statistics by County

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This dataset contains the Medical Marijuana Registry Program Update by County as of January 31, 2014.

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Pain is the main reason people ask for a prescription. It could be from headaches, a disease like cancer, or a long-term condition, like glaucoma or nerve pain. If they live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and the doctor thinks it would help, they will get a “marijuana card.”

Doctors also may prescribe medical marijuana to treat:

– Muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis
– Nausea from cancer chemotherapy
– Poor appetite and weight loss caused by chronic illness, such as HIV, or nerve pain
– Seizure disorders
– Crohn’s disease

The FDA has also approved THC, a key ingredient in marijuana, to treat nausea and improve appetite. It’s available by prescription Marinol (dronabinol) and Cesamet (nabilone).

Medical marijuana is not monitored like FDA-approved medicines. When using it, they don’t know its potential to cause cancer, its purity, potency, or side effects.

Only people who have a card from a doctor should use medical marijuana. Doctors will not prescribe medical marijuana to anyone under 18. Others who should not use it:

– People with heart disease
– Pregnant women
– People with a history of psychosis

Date Created

2015-08-28

Last Modified

2016-04-05

Version

2016-04-05

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

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Source

John Snow Labs => U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

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Keywords

Medical Marijuana, Disease Registry, Public Health, Marijuana Statistics, Marijuana Use, Prescription Marijuana

Other Titles

Marijuana and Pain Management, Medical Marijuana Statistics in the State of Colorado

Name Description Type Constraints
CountyCounty in which the data is collectedstring-
Number_of_Patients_Using_MarijuanaNumber of patients using Medical Marijuanaintegerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percent_of_Patients_Using_MarijuanaPercentage of Patients using medical marijuanastring-
CountyNumber_of_Patients_Using_MarijuanaPercent_of_Patients_Using_Marijuana
Baca35
Bent73
Yuma90
Kiowa24
Lake189
Oura151
Delta449
Grand355
Logan193
Otero270