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Our 3rd IRB-approved study is in collaboration with Dr. Dan Kruger, an University of Michigan public health professor! It is titled: Assessing and Monitoring the experiences of medical cannabis users.

The purpose of this study is to examine the real-life experiences of medical cannabis patients to help provide valuable information for existing practices and public policy.

Participation Eligibility:

  1. Age requirement- 18 years and older
  2. State issued Medical Cannabis Patient Cardholder

Participating in this study is completely voluntary. Even if you decide to participate now, you may change your mind and stop at any time. You may choose not to complete the survey or answer questions for any reason.

Click here for the link to the survey!

On average, this survey may take up 15-20 minutes to complete. Please prepare to answer questions about your knowledge related to the medical use of cannabis, your patterns of use and routes of administration, your experiences with health care professionals regarding medical cannabis and comparisons between cannabis pharmaceutical drugs.

2019 Nationwide Chronic Pain Study
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We partnered again with the University of Michigan for our second research study in 2018, titled: “Longitudinal examination of medical cannabis for central nervous system pain reduction.”

By widening our reach from only Michigan patients to cardholders across many medical states, we are able to further implicate our findings on larger, more encompassing level.

Our goal is to further examine how cannabis use is related to pain management, quality of life, and the use of other medications. We can use the information collected to not only help our patients directly but help inform physicians, researchers, policy-makers about the potential benefits and risk of cannabis as a therapeutic agent.

We are currently in the process of being published! Stay tuned for our results and major findings.

Faron F. – May 2019
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“I first tried cannabis when I was 20 years old primarily to help me sleep, as well as focus. Now, I use it for numerous things that no other medicine has been able to help me with. I don’t use dabs or concentrates, but I do use edibles, flower, and balms/lotions. I do therapy for people whom I’ve used balm and lotions on, and I can attest to the level of which this medicine works. I have been using CBD to treat my son and husband for issues, which has saved them. And THC has saved me. My family is in a much better place because I have a medical card, guaranteeing me safe access to quality meds. My quality of life was crap before using cannabis. I was in bed 80% of the time. Now I’m able to function during menstruation, I can eat, sleep, and draw a thought. Because of its natural medicinal properties, I know there are no fillers that could harm me and I have gained a lot of valuable information to share with others after four years of regular cannabis use.”

Jayne J. – May 2019
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“I started using cannabis about a year ago to treat my chronic pain, anxiety, and PTSD. I prefer ingesting cannabis because it lasts longer and doesn’t flare up my asthma, like inhalation. I have had significant relief from my health issues and have notice my sleep has improved, and my anxiety and pain have decreased. Cannabis also helps tremendously with my PTSD.
I never use at or before work, but it’s given me my life back and helps me access my feelings in a productive way without being overwhelmed by them. Places like Om of Medicine give me access to the meds I need, since I don’t have the option to grow at home.”

Cindy K. – April 2019
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“I started using cannabis medically 3 years ago because I have fibromyalgia. My caregiver has tried providing me with a few different strains, but so far nothing has helped in a drastic way, not even pharmaceutical medicine. So far, the best way for me to medicate is to smoke flower when I’m at home to try and get as much relaxation as I can.”
When Cindy was in Las Vegas in 2018, she bought some 1000mg THC tincture to try. “I took it as directed on the bottle, but noticed no changes in my condition.” Soon after trying the tincture, she learned that a family friend was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and it ended up spreading to his bones. “I gave the tincture to him to try and it was the best thing in the world! It helped him receive relief from the pain he was in everyday, and also helped him make it through the chemotherapy treatment. I told him about CBD oil and he began taking that as well. It didn’t help with his pain management like using THC did, but it helped him be more relaxed. Soon after, he had a PET scan and a CT scan and his cancer was gone! Although cannabis didn’t help me to the same degree, my knowledge of cannabis worked miracles for someone with a more life-threatening disease!”
Using cannabis has helped Cindy in other ways, especially with reducing the stress and anxiety in her life. “If you know anything about fibromyalgia, the main cause of flare-ups is stress. So using cannabis has helped me in so many other ways to make my quality of life a lot easier.”
“I want to know that the medicine I am getting is safe to use and that it’s from a reputable place. I value being able to consult with a physician who knows how to treat specific conditions with cannabis.”

48th annual Hash Bash this weekend in Ann Arbor: What you need to know

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Cannabis culture in Ann Arbor at an all-time high ahead of 48th Hash Bash
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Carol U. – April 2019
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“I lived for years with chronic pain on opiates. In March of 2018, I decided to get my medical card after having neck surgery in 2017. I was suffering from chronic pain and was no longer able to get opioid medication from doctors, so I needed to find a new way to manage pain. Was frustrated with over-the-counter medications not working, so I talked to my doctors about medical cannabis and they encouraged me to go for it. They were very supportive in my journey to get off of opioids.
I prefer medicating with edibles and vaping. I like CBD for daytime use and use a mix of CBD/THC in the evening.”
Carol says cannabis has definitely changed her condition for the better. “I no longer use any prescription medications and feel so much better. I have less anxiety and sleep much better,” emphasizing her better outlook on life, especially because she is able to work every day with less pain and anxiety, and a better attitude in general.
“If not for centers like Om, I’d feel hopeless. If you want to kick the opiate habit, try cannabis! It works and you will feel so much better.”

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