Researchers suggest cannabis may be a viable solution for current opioid crisis

By: Devon Andre | Health News | Monday, November 20, 2017 – 06:00 AM

opioid cannabisAccording to the 2012 National Health Survey (NHIS), more than 25 million Americans experience some form of pain every day, with more than 17.6 percent of American adults suffering from “severe levels.” This has led to overutilization of painkiller medication, the most potent of which are opioids.

This has led to a crisis in America. Today, opioid-related drug overdoses have become the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing nearly 100 people every day. However, researchers at the University of New Mexico have found a possible solution to this growing problem of opioid addiction: medical cannabis.

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