Medical cannabis could be a viable substitute for effective, but highly-addictive, opioids often used for pain relief, a new survey suggests, as researchers continue to explore the potential health benefits of cannabis amid a growing national opioid crisis. Of the more than three-fifths of the participants in the survey who had been taking opioids —including oxycodone and codeine — before they were prescribed medical cannabis, 79% were able to stop or reduce the use of them once they started using medical cannabis. Read the article here.
Medical Cannabis Could Replace Addictive Opioids For Pain Relief, Study Suggests
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