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Study: 2 out of 3 Pain Patients Quit Opioids with Marijuana

Study: 2 out of 3 Pain Patients Quit Opioids with Marijuana

11/03/2017 | Russ Belville

In a new study conducted by Aclara Research, medical use of cannabis has once again been shown to be a successful substitute for dangerous addictive opioid painkillers for many patients in pain.

The study surveyed over 400 patients and 500 pharmacists to glean their views on the medical use of cannabis and its effect on the use of prescribed opioids.

Sixty-seven percent of the patients surveyed indicated that they were able to cease their use of opioid medications once they had access to a state medical marijuana program. Another 29 percent of the patients were able to reduce their use of opioids, leaving just 1 out of 25 patients (4 percent) whose opioid use was unaffected by marijuana use.

Study: 2 out of 3 Pain Patients Quit Opioids with Marijuana






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