Marijuana Cures The Opioid Epidemic

As the opioid epidemic continues, doctors are looking at alternatives for treating chronic pain, and medical marijuana advocates are saying that marijuana could be the cure to the nation’s drug problem. The Journal of the American Medical Association shows that opioid overdose deaths are down as much as 25% in states where medical marijuana is legal. Christine Stenquist, a patient suffering from a brain tumor, fibromyalgia and debilitating headaches, was prescribed 45 different drugs that left her bedridden. After 16 years of pharmaceuticals, Stenquist joined the growing number of Americans who have traded their painkillers for cannabis and is now living a happy and healthy life.   

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Looking for more evidence that cannabis can be used to help combat the opioid epidemic? You're in luck because a new study suggests that the non-intoxicating cannabis compound CBD can reduce cravings and anxiety related to heroin withdrawal. The study was launched in hopes of finding a non-opioid drug that can be used to treat opioid addiction.

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