Category: Opioids

How Medical Cannabis Legalization is Driving Down Opioid Addiction and Death
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How Medical Cannabis Legalization is Driving Down Opioid Addiction and Death

As the time grows nearer for medical cannabis to officially be accessible to the Pennsylvania public, many beg the question: Why try medical cannabis as opposed to prescription pills? Are you concerned about addiction? Well, there’s an easy answer: safety. Briefly, there are three families of prescription pills: central nervous system (CNS) depressants, stimulants and...

Placing focus on the U.S. opioid epidemic, how medical cannabis can help
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Placing focus on the U.S. opioid epidemic, how medical cannabis can help

According to the CDC, the United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids. For opioids that are prescribed as painkillers like oxycodone and morphine, several factors are likely to...