Cannabis may be the solution for prescription drug abusers and overdose deaths.
The American Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported disturbing findings confirming over 20,000 deaths from painkiller overdoses in 2014 in the United States out of a total of 47,000 drug overdose deaths.
Research published recently in the journal Alcohol and Drug Review stated that 80 percent of chronic pain sufferers who are medical cannabis users reported the ability to substitute medical cannabis for their prescription medication. Better yet, 52 percent reported a decrease in alcohol consumption.
A 2015 Canadian study by the journal Pain found no significant side effects among medical cannabis users after one year of treatment. Less serious side-effects of dizziness and coughing, however, were reported.
Content for this article was accumulated from several articles including Legal Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opioid Overdoses
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