Dr. Jason Busse

1280 Main St. West
National Pain Center, Rm 2112
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

(905) 525-9140 ext.21731
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Education Associations

McMaster University


Jason Busse is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Health, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, Director of the National Pain Centre, Associate Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, Pain Lead for the Division of Perioperative Care and Research, and Director of Research for the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans. He holds a Canada Research Chair in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Pain.


Busse JW, Vankrunkelsven P, Heen AF, Guyatt GH, Buchbinder R, Merglen A, Cooper L, Petter L, Campbell F, Aertgeerts B, Samer C, Coen M, Kumar N, Juurlink D, Lytvyn L, Zeraatkar D, Zheng L, Vandvik PO, Siemieniuk RAC, Wang L, Brown J, Agoritsas T. Medical cannabis for chronic pain: a clinical practice guideline. BMJ 2021; 374: n2040 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2040)

Wang L, Hong PJ, May C, Rehman Y, Oparin Y, Hong CJ, Hong BY, AminiLari M, Gallo L, Kaushal A, Craigie S, Couban RJ, Kum E, Shanthanna H, Price I, Upadhye S, Ware MA, Campbell F, Buchbinder R, Agoritsas T, Busse JW. Medical cannabis for chronic noncancer and cancer-related pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. BMJ. 2021; 373: N1034 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1034)

Zeng L, Lytvyn L, Wang X, Kithulegoda N, Agterberg S, Shergill Y, Esfahani MA, Heen AF, Agoritsas T, Guyatt GH, Busse JW. Values and preferences towards medical cannabis among people living with chronic pain: a mixed-methods systematic review. BMJ Open 2021;11:e050831. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050831

AminiLari M, Wang L, Neumark S, Adli T, Couban R, Giangregorio A, Carney CE, Busse JW. Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Impaired Sleep: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials, Sleep, 2021; zsab234. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsab234

Noori A, Miroshnychenko A, Shergill Y, Ashoorion V, Rehman Y, Couban R, Thabane L, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Busse JW. Opioid-Sparing effects of medical cannabis for chronic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and observational studies. BMJ Open. 2021, 11 (7) e047717; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047717

Busse JW, MacKillop J. Medical cannabis and cannabinoids for chronic pain: summary of a Rapid Recommendation and considerations for veteran healthcare. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. 2021. https://doi.org/10.3138/jmvfh-2021-0056 Online ahead of print.

Ng JY, Gilotra K, Usman S, Chang Y, Busse JW. Attitudes towards medical cannabis among family physicians practicing in Ontario, Canada: A qualitative study. CMAJ Open. 2021; 9(2): E342-348. http://cmajopen.ca/content/9/2/E342.full

Turna J, Balodis I, Van Ameringen M, Busse JW, MacKillop J. Attitudes and beliefs toward cannabis before recreational legalization: a cross-sectional study of community adults in Ontario. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. 2020 June 2. DOI: 10.1089/can.2019.0088. [Epub ahead of print]

Turna J, Balodis I, Munn C, Van Ameringen M, Busse JW, MacKillop J. Overlapping patterns of recreational and medical cannabis use in a large community sample of cannabis users. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2020 June 6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2020.152188

Sandhu HS, Anderson LN, Busse JW. Characteristics of Canadians likely to try or increase cannabis use following legalization for recreational purposes: A cross–sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2019; 7(2): E399-E404