Date of Award


Degree Name

Healthcare Administration


College of Business

Type of Degree


Document Type

Research Paper

First Advisor

Alberto Coustasse


Introduction: The introduction of THC into the medical field has allowed medical professionals to offer a new treatment option to aid in their patients treatment plan by decreasing their symptoms of side effects of other medications used for their conditions.

Methodology: This study utilized a literature review. Five databases were used to collect 116 total sources. These sources were reviewed and reduced to 33 sources that were used in the written research. Of these, 16 sources were used in the results section.

Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this research was to analyze the prescription use of THC in patients with chronic pain conditions, such as neurological disorders, to determine if THC has a positive impact for patients. Despite the ethical barriers that are present regarding the use of THC, researchers and healthcare professionals are using THC as part of treatment plans for patients with neurological disorders to ease pain and symptoms from the disorder and side effects of medications.

Results: The research showed that with the correct dosage of THC prescribed by medical professionals, patients have reported decreased pain levels and decreased signs and symptoms, despite taking their other medications.

Discussion/Conclusion: Patients with various medical conditions associated with chronic pain, such as neurological disorders, can receive benefits through THC that is prescribed from a doctor. The findings of this research showed that patients with neurological disorders can have decreased side effects from their other medications, as well as decreased pain levels in their day to day life.


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