A new study has found that there was no association between using cannabis and non-medical opioid use in people receiving pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder. The findings neither confirm that using cannabis leads to opioid use nor that it’s effective in reducing it. The frequency of opioid use was compared between individuals who used cannabis, typically obtained from a non-regulated source, and those who didn’t. The researchers found no link between cannabis use and the rates of non-medical opioid use.
Study suggests cannabis doesn’t lead to opioid use or help reduce it
Source: New Atlas
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