Medicinal Cannabis Can Reduce the Need for Opioids
In this podcast, I interview Dr. Frank D’Ambrosio, one of the leading voices for medicinal cannabis policy reform in the U.S. Doctor Frank – as he likes to be called – published a survey of medical marijuana patients in California to find out more about what conditions patients use cannabis for and if they have used cannabis to replace or reduce their intake of any other prescription medications such as opioids. Learn more about Doctor Frank's study here.
The following is a summary of the findings in a Journal of the American Medical Association regarding the effectiveness of opioids in the treatment of chronic back, knee and hip pain. This study was discussed by Doctor Frank in the above podcast.