2019 Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study: Massachusetts Preliminary Results

Cannabis Center of Excellence, Working Paper #1, 14 April 2020

13 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2020

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Marion McNabb

Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC

D. Steven White

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

Date Written: April 14, 2020

Abstract

The anonymous 2019 Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study was a national and Massachusetts-focused research study conceived by Dr. Marion McNabb, CEO of Cannabis Center of Excellence, and Stephen Mandile, CEO of United Mass Wellness, an Iraqi War Veteran and medical cannabis advocate. The research study utilized a 100+-question anonymous survey online and recruited U.S. Military veterans to take the survey using a convenience sampling approach. The survey questions were developed using standard scales found in the literature, with input from Dr. Staci Gruber from McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The objective was to collect anonymous, self-reported data from U.S. military veterans regarding their current health conditions, conventional medical treatments, medical cannabis use and its effectiveness with self-reported health conditions and symptoms, and issues related to access and stigma. Study data collection lasted from 3 March – 31 December 2019, and a total of 565 US military veterans completed the survey, of which 201 were from Massachusetts.

Keywords: Veterans cannabis study, consumer wellness, perceived benefits of cannabis consumption

JEL Classification: M38, M00, K23, I19

Suggested Citation

McNabb, Marion and White, D. Steven, 2019 Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study: Massachusetts Preliminary Results (April 14, 2020). Cannabis Center of Excellence, Working Paper #1, 14 April 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3743014 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3743014

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