Medical Cannabis…a substitution for prescription opioids and other substances

variety of prescription drugs

“Cannabis is perceived to be an effective treatment for diverse conditions, with pain and mental health the most prominent. Findings include a high self-reported use of cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs (63%), particularly pharmaceutical opioids (30%), benzodiazepines (16%), and antidepressants (12%). Patients also reported substituting cannabis for alcohol…

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