San Francisco, California 94110

  • Neoplasms


To find out if it is safe and effective to use smoked marijuana in combination with opioids to treat cancer pain. The study will evaluate whether smoked marijuana, when used with opioids, will have an effect on pain relief, and to see if marijuana reduces the side effects of opioids, which include nausea and/or vomiting.

Study summary:

To take part in this study, you must have ongoing cancer pain which is currently being treated with opioids. If you meet all the eligibility criteria you will be admitted to the General Clinical Research Center at San Francisco General Hospital for 9 days. The treatment consists of smoking one marijuana cigarette 3 times a day.


INCLUSION CRITERIA - Have ongoing cancer pain - Be diagnosed with cancer and have at least a six month survival. - Be on a stable dose of opioid medication for at least 2 weeks before enrollment. - Have smoked marijuana on at least 6 occasions in their lifetime prior to enrollment. EXCLUSION CRITERIA You must not: - Start chemotherapy, radiation or biphosphonates during the study, or have received any new intervention with any such agents within the past 4 weeks. - Currently be using smoked tobacco products. - Currently be in methadone treatment. - Have smoked marijuana within 30 days of enrollment. - Be diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. - Have severe heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension, or lung disease. - Currently be receiving treatment with corticosteroids. - Be pregnant or breastfeeding.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Donald I Abrams, M.D.
UCSF Community Consortium

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

San Francisco, California 94110
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source:

Date Processed: April 07, 2020

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