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Section 7
The Benefits and Harms of Cannabis Use in Chronic Pain
or PTSD: A Systematic Review

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- Shannon Nugent, PhD; Maya O’Neil, PhD; Benjamin Morasco, PhD; and Devan Kansagara, MD. The Benefits and Harms of Cannabis Use in Chronic Pain or PTSD: A Systematic Review. VA Portland Health Care System Evidence-based Synthesis Program, p1-49.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Bedard-Gilligan, M., Garcia, N., Zoellner, L. A., & Feeny, N. C. (2018). Alcohol, cannabis, and other drug use: Engagement and outcome in PTSD treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(3), 277–288.

Gruber, S. A., Smith, R. T., Dahlgren, M. K., Lambros, A. M., & Sagar, K. A. (2021). No pain, all gain? Interim analyses from a longitudinal, observational study examining the impact of medical cannabis treatment on chronic pain and related symptoms. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 29(2), 147–156.

Kevorkian, S., Bonn-Miller, M. O., Belendiuk, K., Carney, D. M., Roberson-Nay, R., & Berenz, E. C. (2015). Associations among trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, cannabis use, and cannabis use disorder in a nationally representative epidemiologic sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(3), 633–638.

Papini, S., Ruglass, L. M., Lopez-Castro, T., Powers, M. B., Smits, J. A. J., & Hien, D. A. (2017). Chronic cannabis use is associated with impaired fear extinction in humans. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(1), 117–124.

Yanes, J. A., McKinnell, Z. E., Reid, M. A., Busler, J. N., Michel, J. S., Pangelinan, M. M., Sutherland, M. T., Younger, J. W., Gonzalez, R., & Robinson, J. L. (2019). Effects of cannabinoid administration for pain: A meta-analysis and meta-regression. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 27(4), 370–382.

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