Cannabis Use and Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes

Published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2006 -- A researcher at the University of Berkley discovered that people using cannabis in conjunction with their interferon treatments had better success rates then those who were not using cannabis. We wanted to understand if the increased success rates were due to people being able to complete their treatments because they were managing the side effects of interferon with cannabis, or if there is a beneficial interaction between interferon and cannabis. Many members of the BCCCS and VICS completed a survey in 2004, which helped inform this study.