WIDEN ACCESS TO MEDICAL CANNABIS

By Dr. Diana Martins-Welch

Three years ago, my colleagues and I partnered with a local cannabis dispensary and surveyed older adults with chronic pain, and found an overwhelming number reported that medical cannabis significantly reduced their chronic pain and reliance on opioids.

Close to 30% reported they had been able to wean themselves completely off highly addictive and potentially deadly synthetic painkillers and improve their quality of life by introducing medical cannabis into their regimens. Ninety-one percent said they would recommend that others do the same.

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