Illinois Cannabis Patients Report Pain Relief, Improved Mood


Revolution Cannabis Analytics Announces Results from First-of-its-Kind Statewide Study

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/—More than 90 percent of Illinois medical cannabis patients said they found pain relief with any strain of cannabis, according to new research conducted by Revolution Cannabis Analytics. Revolution Cannabis Analytics is a division of Revolution Enterprises, an Illinois-based company that manages two state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and laboratory facilities in Central Illinois.

“These results are consistent with other states’ findings where doctors can recommend medical cannabis for pain,” said Revolution Enterprises CEO Tim McGraw. “States that allow for this type of treatment have about a 25 percent lower rate of opioid overdose deaths on average.”

The Medical Cannabis Patient Survey was a first-of-its-kind study in the Prairie State following the first sales of legal medical cannabis in November. In the statewide, anonymous study voluntary cannabis patient participants rated their experience with each strain they purchased from a participating dispensary.

Revolution Cannabis Analytics partnered with four state-registered dispensaries to administer the surveys. The study included 104 patients who submitted 290 individual cannabis strain surveys from Dec. 7, 2015, through Jan. 8, 2016.

Participating dispensaries were:
• The Clinic Mundelein, in Mundelein, Ill.;
• EarthMed, in Addison, Ill.;
• Salveo Health & Wellness, in Canton, Ill.; and
• Herbal Remedies, in Quincy, Ill.

“These types of studies allow us to better understand how medical cannabis—specifically certain cannabinoid profiles—can help treat various conditions,” said Revolution Enterprises Chief Operations Officer Dustin Shroyer. “This data shows us patients are clearly benefitting from access to legal medical cannabis in Illinois.”

Study results also show there is a statistically significant positive correlation between levels of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound in cannabis, and improvement in mood. In addition, 84.4 percent of responses indicate the patient would recommend the strain they used to treat their specific medical condition.

The most common reported condition was spinal cord disease/injury, comprising more than 30 percent of respondents’ conditions; 24 percent of patients reported using medical cannabis for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

The survey also collected basic patient demographics. Among those who participated, 61.5 percent were male and 36.5 percent were female. Eighty-four percent of respondents were between the ages of 25 and 64.

About Revolution Enterprises
Revolution Enterprises is a management services company driven to become the largest, most professional producer of medical cannabis worldwide. The company manages cultivation, processing, dispensing, and ancillary products and services in the United States and international states where medical cannabis is licensed and regulated.

About Revolution Cannabis Analytics
Revolution Cannabis Analytics, a division of Revolution Enterprises, is committed to helping the Company facilitate the production of more precise cannabinoid medicines through scientific study and research.

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