In Oregon, 22 Doctors Are Responsible For 85% Of Medical Marijuana Recommendations

The Oregon Health Authority has issued two new reports on marijuana. Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program: Statistical Snapshot, January 2016 finds that 22 physicians have recommended marijuana for medical use to 85% of the state’s registered patients.
 
Some 1,700 physicians serve between 1 and 449 patients and account for a total of 19,087 patients, while 22 physicians account for a total of 60,908 patients, an average of 2,769 patients each.
 
Oregon now has registered:

  • 77,155 patients
  • 35,736 caregivers
  • 46,812 growers
  • 32,171 grow sites

Patients are 59% male, 41% female. Conditions they registered for (they may register for more than one condition) include:

  • Severe pain, 71,533 (92%)
  • Spasms, 22,501 (28.9%)
  • Nausea, 10,680 (13.7%)
  • PTSD, 5,527 (7.1%)
  • Cancer, 4,460 (5.7%)
  • Seizures, 2,122 (2.7%)

Those listing cachexia, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, and Alzheimer’s disease are less than 1.5% each.
 
Read this report here.

Source:

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/DiseasesConditions/ChronicDisease/MedicalMarijuanaProgram/Documents/OMMP%20Statistic%20Snapshot%20-%2001-2016.pdf

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